Körber-Prize 2019

The Computing Tricks of Artificial Intelligence

Bernhard Schölkopf developed mathematical processes that constituted a significant contribution to helping artificial intelligence (AI) soar to new levels recently. The German physicist, mathematician, and computer scientist achieved worldwide renown with what are called support vector machines and kernel methods. These are no machines in a classical sense but sophisticated algorithms (program instructions) with which computers can perform highly complicated AI calculations quickly and precisely.