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EPFL launches Center for Intelligent Systems

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EPFL’s new Center for Intelligent Systems (CIS) will act as a research promotion platform for bringing together experts in machine learning, data science, computer vision, cyberphysical systems, and robotics.

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ELLIS fellowship program: call for proposals - Deadline 1st of June 2020!

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The ELLIS society ( is soliciting proposals for ELLIS Research Programs. We welcome programs run by academic and industry researchers alike. In the case of industry researchers, we hope for assistance in approaching their employer for a financial contribution. The program is modelled after the CIFAR research programs and is being launched in close coordination and with the institutional support of CIFAR, including the LMB program ( which, along with its predecessor NCAP, played a major role for the field of deep learning. The existing fellowship programs can be found here:

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ELLIS researchers screen a billion molecules for drugs against Covid-19

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Researchers from the ELLIS Unit Linz have recently used a neural network called ChemAI to screen for new drugs against Covid-19. In a large effort, they have searched a database of a billion molecules for favorable properties and now provide the resulting list of 30,000 potential drugs to the public. They also computationally tested existing drugs for the for their potential use as a therapeutic for Covid-19.


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Online Workshop on Covid19@ELLIS

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The severe public health emergency the world is facing due to the Covid-19 pandemic can only be defeated by science. This online workshop will present various projects on how to tackle Covid-19 using AI methods carried out by leading machine learning researchers across Europe.

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The European Commission offers significant support to Europe’s AI excellence

ellis 18 March 2020 Press Release

The European Commission has decided to fund ELISE, a project proposal that specifically focuses on fundamental research in AI, driven by machine learning (ML), with 12 Million euros.

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Vizepräsidentin der Europäischen Kommission Vestager besucht Cyber Valley

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Wissenschaftler*innen aus dem Ökosystem gestalten maßgeblich die Zukunft der europäischen KI

Bei einem Treffen mit der Vizepräsidentin der Europäischen Kommission, Margrethe Vestager, dem baden-württembergischen Ministerpräsidenten Winfried Kretschmann und der Wissenschaftsministerin Theresia Bauer begrüßten die Forscher*innen die neue Digitalstrategie der EU-Kommission und forderten eine starke Unterstützung der Forschung im Bereich der lernenden KI.

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Nuria Oliver, Co-Founder @ ELLIS: Facilitate Multi-nation Collaboration for AI Research in Europe

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Nuria Oliver, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Vodafone Institute and Chief Data Scientist at DataPop Alliance shared ELLIS’ mission behind its latest announcement at NeurIPS 2019, and offered her advice on how individuals and organizations can get involved and support ELLIS.

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ELLIS sites: new call for proposals - deadline extended to 15th of March 2020!

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The ELLIS society calls for the second round of proposals for the creation of ELLIS units. The deadline is on March 15th 2020 and the submission site is on EasyChair ( Proposals for the creation of an ELLIS unit will be reviewed by the ELLIS sites evaluation committee, which is composed of an internationally diverse set of ELLIS fellows. Feedback is expected to be given within the next 6 weeks after each deadline. For questions please email

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17 ELLIS units across 10 European countries and Israel established

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Grassroots initiative assembling top European talent in machine learning mobilizes more than 200 Mio in funding across Europe for the next 5 years

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ELLIS sites: call for proposals!

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The ELLIS society calls for proposals for the creation of ELLIS units.

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The members of the European Laboratory for Learning & Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) have announced the first six winners of the ELLIS Ph.D. Award.

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ELLIS Programs launched

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Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg invests 1 Mio Euros

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Leading European AI scientists issue a call to action

ellis 09 April 2019 Press Release

ELLIS initiative proposes concrete measures to advance AI research in Europe

Following their meeting with Baden-Württemberg's Minister-President Kretschmann in Stuttgart, Europe's leading AI researchers have formulated a set of recommendations that will promote the development of a strong European AI research network.

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Baden Württemberg’s Minister President Winfried Kretschmann receives Europe's leading AI researchers

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Official ELLIS Logo available

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The official ELLIS Logo is now available

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ELLIS Society Founded

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Top European Machine Learning Scientists Join Forces to Establish European Excellence Network for Public Artificial Intelligence Research