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NeurIPS2019 Disentanglement Challenge kicks off - Bringing Disentanglement to the Real World

  • 03 July 2019

Registration opened on June 28 and the Challenge runs until September 24.

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, GoogleAI, and MILA Montreal have launched the Disentanglement Challenge. Registration is now open: sign up now and bring disentangled representations to the REAL world - with 20,000 euros in prize money and best paper awards!

Joel Bessekon Akpo Stefan Bauer Karin Bierig Muhammad Waleed Gondal Arash Mehrjou Bernhard Schölkopf Valentin Volchkov Francesco Locatello Manuel Wüthrich Djordje Miladinovic


Körber Prize 2019 goes to Bernhard Schölkopf

  • 26 June 2019

The Körber Foundation honors the MPI-IS Director and Cyber Valley Scientist for his ground-breaking research in mathematical methods that have made a significant contribution to helping artificial intelligence reach its most recent heights.

Bernhard Schölkopf Valerie Callaghan


MPI for Intelligent Systems Scientists among the winning team at world’s leading AI conference

  • 11 June 2019

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich, and Google Research Zurich receive the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML).

Francesco Locatello Stefan Bauer Bernhard Schölkopf Valerie Callaghan Linda Behringer


Bernhard Schölkopf honoured as one of the leading minds in German AI research

  • 28 May 2019

The Director of the Empirical Inference Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, one of the world's leading researchers in the field of machine learning, has been named among the top ten influential minds in the history of German AI.

Bernhard Schölkopf Linda Behringer


Schlüsseltechnologie der digitalen Revolution

  • 28 January 2019

Wissenschaftspreis der Hector Stiftung geht an Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf erhält in diesem Jahr den mit 150.000 Euro dotierten Wissenschaftspreis der Hector Stiftung. Die Jury würdigt damit seine herausragenden Leistungen in der Grundlagenforschung zum maschinellen Lernen und der Künstlichen Intelligenz, die als Schlüsseltechnologien der digitalen Revolution gelten.

Bernhard Schölkopf


Helping to memorize information more efficiently using AI

  • 23 January 2019

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems develop algorithms which optimize the well-known spaced repetition method used for memorizing educational material. By using optimal spacing time, the learning process becomes as efficient as possible. Their findings were published in the prestigious journal PNAS on Tuesday.

Behzad Tabibian Bernhard Schölkopf Manuel Gomez Rodriguez Linda Behringer


Bernhard Schölkopf erhält Landesforschungspreis 2018

  • 10 December 2018

Der Direktor der Abteilung für Empirische Inferenz am Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme in Tübingen erhält den diesjährigen Landesforschungspreis Baden-Württemberg. Die Auszeichnung ist mit 100.000 Euro dotiert. Theresia Bauer, Ministerin für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst, hat den Experten für Maschinelles Lernen im Rahmen eines Festakts in der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart geehrt.

Bernhard Schölkopf Linda Behringer


Bernhard Schölkopf at the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin

  • 09 November 2018

The International Conference on Future - Breakthroughs in Science and Society

Prof. Bernhard Schölkopf, Director of the department "Empirical Inference", is talking about Artificial Intelligence. Friday, November 9, 4:45 p.m, Berlin, Radialsystem V, Holzmarktstraße 33.

Bernhard Schölkopf


PhD Fellowships at the Cambridge-Tübingen Machine Learning Program

  • 13 September 2018

This program is meant for doctoral candidates whose research interests are well matched to both the machine learning group in Cambridge (United Kingdom) and the MPI for Intelligent Systems in Tuebingen (Germany).

Barbara Kreilkamp


Machine Learning Frontiers in Precision Medicine

  • 05 June 2018

Dept. Empirical Inference is part of this new scientific network

The Marie Curie Innovative Training Network "Machine Learning Frontiers in Precision Medicine" is funded by the European Commission with 3.6 Mio € for four years (2019-2022). It is coordinated by Professor Karsten Borgwardt from the Machine Learning and Computational Biology Lab of ETH Zurich.

Bernhard Schölkopf