Bernhard Schölkopf – Körber Prize Winner 2019
The German physicist, mathematician and computer scientist Bernhard Schölkopf has developed mathematical methods that have made a significant contribution to helping artificial intelligence (AI) reach its most recent heights. Schölkopf and his team are investigating algorithms with which computer programs can react flexibly to situations, for example in driverless cars. He has established central methods for machine learning from which applications in biology, medicine, economics, social sciences and numerous other fields benefit. For his research, Bernhard Schölkopf will receive the 2019 Körber European Science Prize, endowed with one million euros.