A real “gamechanger” for AI in the next decade

Chancellor Merkel gives go-ahead for “AI Breakthrough Hub” – which will be funded by the federal and state governments as well as the Hector Foundation

17 December 2020 News Tübingen Lennart Schmid
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Video conference on the launch of the “AI Breakthrough Hub” with German Chancellor Angela Merkel © MPI-IS

The German Federal government and the State of Baden-Württemberg have announced plans to significantly increase their support for Tübingen as a location for excellence in AI research and innovation. In the years to come, several hundred million euros will be earmarked for research and development in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) – including 100 million euros from the Hector Stiftung, a foundation founded and run by SAP co-founder Hans-Werner Hector. Among other things, the money will support “Hector Endowed ELLIS Fellowships” for outstanding researchers in machine learning and related fields.

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AI Breakthrough Hub Tübingen AI Center ELLIS University of Tübingen Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems Hector Stiftung