With the project #KI50, the German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik) wants to encourage, in the spirit of its 50th anniversary and the Year of Science 2019 - Artificial Intelligence, to reflect on German AI history, to look ahead and to make the topic more accessible to the general public. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The "ten most influential minds in German AI history" will be honored at the New Year's Reception of the Fraunhofer ICT Group and the German Informatics Society on February 11, 2020 in Berlin's Fraunhofer Forum.
In the category "ten influential minds in German AI history", awards were presented:
- André, Elisabeth (Human-Machine-Interaction, Multiagent Systems)
- Bible, Wolfgang (knowledge representation and reasoning)
- Biundo-Stephan, Susanne (Planning)
- Brewka, Gerhard (Representation of knowledge and conclusions)
- Herzog, Otthein (multi-agent systems/image understanding/applications)
- Nebel, Bernhard (Knowledge Representation and Conclusions/Planning)
- Schölkopf, Bernhard (Machine Learning)
- Siekmann, Jörg H. (Representation of knowledge and conclusions)
- Wahlster, Wolfgang (Human-Machine-Interaction/Interaction Systems)
- Wrobel, Stefan (Machine Learning)
You can find more information about the awarded persons as well as the reasons of the #KI50 jury on the project page of the German Informatics Society.
The meeting of the jury of 18 heads was preceded by a three-week open nomination phase in which more than 80 people were nominated from which the jury had to choose. Persons who are not among the living anymore were excluded and are to be honoured in a separate award during the course of the year.