The ELLIS unit Helsinki builds on the long tradition and track record of pioneering machine learning research in Finland and seeks to contribute to a concerted European effort in basic research in machine learning. In particular, the unit focuses on (1) Probabilistic modeling and Bayesian inference, (2) Simulator-based inference, (3) Data-efficient deep learning, (4) Privacy-preserving machine learning and (5) Interactive artificial intelligence. The faculty and the operations of the ELLIS unit Helsinki has close links to the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) which is a nation-wide center for AI, combining fundamental AI research with a broad range of applied AI research. The ELLIS unit Helsinki will support the FCAI mission to create a new type of AI, which is able to operate with humans in the complex world - and to renew industry.

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