Berlin, November 29, 2019 (Text by GI) - As part of the #AI50: Artificial Intelligence in Germany - yesterday, today, tomorrow project in the course of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research's Science Year 2019, the German Society of Computer Science (GI) has honored 10 outstanding young AI researchers.
The AI Newcomers initiative has honoured 10 young AI young scientists who are advancing AI research in Germany and beyond in five categories. In addition to computer science, the winners come from the life sciences, the social sciences, the natural sciences, and the engineering sciences.
Niki Kilbertus is one of two newcomers of the year in the "Computer Science" category. As a PhD student in machine learning at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and Cambridge University, he aims is to teach AI to behave fairly in important decision-making processes such as loan approvals, applicant selection, and pre-trial bail hearings. Above all, his research aims to develop innovative solutions to challenges such as discrimination, loss of privacy, and growing inequality.
The AI newcomers were selected in an open online voting process in which more than 11,000 votes were cast. The 30 young researchers had already been shortlisted from over 100 applicants.
The young researchers will receive an official award at the AI Camp on December 5, 2019 in Berlin.
Here is an article about Niki's research in the Financial Times from 2018.