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The biophysicist Kristian Franze and the computer scientist Daniel Rückert have been chosen to receive Germany’s most valuable research award.

This makes Daniel Rückert and the neuroscientist Peter Dayan - who was selected back in March 2019 and is going to take up his Humboldt Professorship in Tübingen on 1 January 2020 - the first Humboldt Professors for Artificial Intelligence.

The Humboldt Professorship enables German universities to offer top international researchers competitive general conditions for research and to raise their own international profiles in the global research market at the same time.

To date, a total of 77 researchers, including 15 women, have been appointed to a Humboldt Professorship, facilitating the move to Germany.

The Foundation maintains a network of well over 29,000 Humboldtians from all disciplines in more than 140 countries worldwide - including 55 Nobel Prize winners.

Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI), the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings.

On the other hand, some programs have attained the performance levels of human experts and professionals in performing certain specific tasks, so that artificial intelligence in this limited sense is found in applications as diverse as medical diagnosis, computer search engines, and voice or handwriting recognition.

Alexander von Humboldt Professorships for Artificial Intelligence coming

The biophysicist Kristian Franze and the computer scientist Daniel Rückert have been chosen to receive Germany’s most valuable research award.

The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship is granted to eminent researchers of all disciplines who have been working abroad up to this time.

The computer scientist Daniel Rückert studies how artificial intelligence can improve imaging processes used in the medical field.

In addition to researchers in technical disciplines, researchers who address the socio-economic, ethical or legal aspects of artificial intelligence may be nominated for the new Alexander von Humboldt Professorships in Artificial Intelligence.

The Humboldt Professorship enables German universities to offer top international researchers competitive general conditions for research and to raise their own international profiles in the global research market at the same time.

To date, a total of 77 researchers, including 15 women, have been appointed to a Humboldt Professorship, facilitating the move to Germany.

Opportunities for Postdocs

The aim of this call is to attract the next generation of highly qualified scientists with a focus on AI methods by opening up career options with a high degree of autonomy at an early stage.

Eligible for funding are projects on all research questions that address the development or further development of AI methods of any kind, as well as the development of theories on methods and the analysis and evaluation of AI methods.