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Mateo Tosic joined our lab

  • 28 January 2019

Mateo Tosic has joined our lab as student assistant focusing on software and web development. He is a bachelor student of Computational Linguistics at the University of Tübingen. Welcome Mateo!

Mateo Tosic


Schlüsseltechnologie der digitalen Revolution

  • 28 January 2019

Wissenschaftspreis der Hector Stiftung geht an Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf erhält in diesem Jahr den mit 150.000 Euro dotierten Wissenschaftspreis der Hector Stiftung. Die Jury würdigt damit seine herausragenden Leistungen in der Grundlagenforschung zum maschinellen Lernen und der Künstlichen Intelligenz, die als Schlüsseltechnologien der digitalen Revolution gelten.

Bernhard Schölkopf


Helping to memorize information more efficiently using AI

  • 23 January 2019

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems develop algorithms which optimize the well-known spaced repetition method used for memorizing educational material. By using optimal spacing time, the learning process becomes as efficient as possible. Their findings were published in the prestigious journal PNAS on Tuesday.

Behzad Tabibian Bernhard Schölkopf Manuel Gomez Rodriguez Linda Behringer


Successful Ph.D. thesis defence

  • 22 January 2019

Our postdoc Maria Wirzberger successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis at the TU Chemnitz. We are proud of her outstanding result of summa cum laude! Well done Maria, you did a great job!

Maria Wirzberger


Article in Behavioral and Brain Sciences accepted

  • 19 January 2019

Behavioral and Brain Sciences has accepted our target article “Resource-rational analysis: understanding human cognition as the optimal use of limited computational resources”. According to the editor we have set a new record with our 53 page long response to the reviewers!

Falk Lieder


Article in Current Opinions in Behavioral Sciences accepted

  • 14 January 2019

Good news! Our paper “Doing more with less: Meta-reasoning and meta-learning in humans and machines” has been accepted for publication in Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences.

Falk Lieder


Jan Peters elected IEEE Fellow

  • 02 January 2019

Prof. Dr. Jan Peters, Head of the Robot Learning Group at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and Professor for Intelligent Autonomous Systems at the Department of Computer Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt, was appointed IEEE Fellow. He is honored for his important contributions to machine learning for robots to acquire motor skills. This work is of outstanding importance for current developments in artificial intelligence in two areas, autonomous robotics and machine learning, in particular reinforcement learning. They have the potential to make more intelligent robots more useful in our everyday lives in the future.

Jan Peters


Launch of Playful, a success

  • 14 December 2018

The robotic behavior orchestration software is now available to academia and industry.

Vincent Berenz Linda Behringer


Bernhard Schölkopf erhält Landesforschungspreis 2018

  • 10 December 2018

Der Direktor der Abteilung für Empirische Inferenz am Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme in Tübingen erhält den diesjährigen Landesforschungspreis Baden-Württemberg. Die Auszeichnung ist mit 100.000 Euro dotiert. Theresia Bauer, Ministerin für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst, hat den Experten für Maschinelles Lernen im Rahmen eines Festakts in der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart geehrt.

Bernhard Schölkopf Linda Behringer


Superhero Gecko´s latest mystery solved

  • 07 December 2018

An international team of Scientists observed the reptil running across the surface of water – a skill no other more mid-sized creature has. How, the scientists wondered, do geckos manage to walk on water this quickly? The new discovery of the mechanisms geckos employ puts the lizard in the superhero category.

Ardian Jusufi Linda Behringer