"Artificial Intelligence is at the cutting edge of basic research, yet it also has the potential of changing the world for the better. Europe will only be able to shape this development if we invest in outstanding research in this field."
Martin Stramann, President of the Max Planck Society
"I am very impressed by the efforts and investments made in Asia and North America. It is today that Europe too must make AI a real priority if it does not want to fall behind inexorably. Such a dropout would be dramatic from an industrial and economic point of view. It would also be very worrying for the consideration of our values in the construction of tomorrow's AI."
Antoine Petit, President of CNRS
"It is essential for British science to build strategic relationships with our leading European colleagues, and with AI being a key pillar of our UK industrial strategy, this is exactly the kind of initiative we welcome."
Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society
"Google AI is a strong supporter of open research and of the idea of close collaboration between industry and academia on basic research. The ELLIS initiative can provide the ground for the development of a very strong scientific ecosystem in Europe, supporting the amazing research talent in Europe, and allowing it to bring its unique perspective to the field."
Jeff Dean, Google Senior Fellow and Head of Google AI
“Artificial intelligence will fundamentally change the world. In the automotive industry, it is used for autonomous driving functions, but is also just as relevant for optimising company processes. Porsche expressly supports the Ellis Initiative. We must act in order to meet our ethical responsibilities in the development and application of AI. We need research and training in this field at an excellent level – also in Europe.”
Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche AG
"At Facebook we believe AI brings transformative potential. To ensure it benefits everyone, we do research in the open and collaborate with academia around the world. Europe has vibrant AI talent, and we're enthusiastic about the potential for ELLIS to further boost AI research in Europe, and ensure a diverse ecosystem of experts around the globe."
Yann LeCun, Chief Scientist at Facebook AI and Joaquin Quinonero Candela, Director of Engineering at Facebook AI
"AI plays a crucial role in technology today and in future and will change the world. At Bosch we focus on the development of robust, safe and explainable AI powering our products “invented for life”. Achieving excellent, world leading research in AI combined with close academia - industry collaboration will ensure the European competitiveness in this space, therefore Bosch supports the ELLIS initiative."
Michael Bolle, CDO & CTO Robert Bosch GmbH
“Europe is home to some of the leading international research groups in artificial intelligence. These technologies have the potential to improve our lives. The development is still in its infancy, and ELLIS wants to ensure that the highest level of research in this field will continue to be performed in the open societies of Europe.”
Bernhard Schölkopf, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
"Through deep learning, compute power and big data we have now reached a threshold where AI drives innovation in industry and shapes the society of tomorrow. To maintain prosperity and European values, Europe must act now. ELLIS is the perfect vehicle to become a major player in AI.
Max Welling, Research Chair at the University of Amsterdam and Vice President Technologies at Qualcomm.
“ELLIS represents pioneering leaders in AI research from across Europe. By working together, we can build AI systems which will benefit all our societies.”
Adrian Weller, Program Director for AI at The Alan Turing Institute
“Since 1965, Europeans have created most of the basic ingredients of Deep Learning and modern AI. ELLIS will help to continue this tradition."
Jürgen Schmidhuber, Scientific Director of the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA (USI & SUPSI), Co-Founder & Chief Scientist of NNAISENSE
“Researchers from all across Europe are pushing and advancing the state of the art in AI. We are committed to pushing the boundary of AI on behalf of our customers with our teams in many European cities and are looking forward to collaborating with ELLIS researchers.”
Ralf Herbrich, Director Machine Learning at Amazon.
“Given the profound impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) not only on our economy and labor market but also on our society, Europe urgently needs to invest in nurturing, developing, attracting and retaining top talent in AI and particularly in machine learning related fields. ELLIS is a great initiative to enable us Europeans to achieve this goal and that’s why I support it”
Nuria Oliver, Director of Research in Data Science at Vodafone; Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering
Ellis will be an important milestone tightening European collaborations and synergies in the field of ML. Ellis is a wake-up call to European policy makers to finally vigorously act upon a topic that is essential for the future of Europe requiring high investments.
Klaus-Robert Müller, Professor of Machine Learning, Technical University Berlin, Member of Leopoldina