On 30 September 2021, WELT will present the "Deutscher KI-Preis / German AI Award" for outstanding services to the research and development as well as the application and commercialisation of artificial intelligence. The "German AI Award" will be announced for the third time and awarded in the following categories:
- The AI Innovation Award is endowed with prize money of 100,000 euros and is awarded for outstanding services to the development and research of artificial intelligence.
- The AI User Award honours groundbreaking achievements in the practical use of artificial intelligence.
- This year's special prize is open to AI start-ups from the Berlin-Brandenburg capital region whose business model is based on an innovative use of artificial intelligence and which are no older than five years at the time of the award ceremony. The prize is endowed with 10,000 euros and is supported by Berlin Partner for Business and Technology.
Applications and nominations
Applications and nominations are still possible until 31 August 2021 at www.kipreis.de. An international jury of outstanding representatives from research and practice will decide on the award. This year's chairman is once again the Frankfurt entrepreneur Chris Boos, founder of the AI company Arago, Chief Technical Officer of the Swiss cybersecurity company Wisekey and one of the most important international thought leaders in the industry. Klaus Boldt, member of the editorial board of WELT, is patron.
The "Deutsche KI-Preis / German AI Award" was presented for the first time on 26 September 2019. The main prize winners in previous years were the computer scientist Kristian Kersting, Professor of AI and Machine Learning at TU Darmstadt and co-director of the Hessian Centre for AI (hessian.ai), and last year Prof. Bernhard Schölkopf, Direktor am Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme in Tübingen.