Virtual award ceremony of the AI Champions Baden‑Württemberg 2020

The first Virtual Award Ceremony of the AI Champions Baden‑Württemberg 2020 was great.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the key technology of the future, which is just as important for the economy as for the solution of global social challenges. Baden‑Württemberg as one of the national, european and world-leading AI regions is leading the way here.

Today, there are many outstanding examples of "AI made in Baden‑Württemberg", which are presented by the Minister for Economy, Employment and Housing Baden‑Württemberg Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut for the first time in the context of this Event.


Welcome | Minister of Economic Affairs Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister‑Kraut


Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut MdL, Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Württemberg, will award the first "AI-Champions Baden-Württemberg", moderated by Andrea Thilo, winner of the German Film Award.

AI in a post-corona era | Prof. Toby Walsh


Toby Walsh, australian Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales. In his book "2062: The world that AI made" he develops a futuristic scenario in which the question "What decisions do we have to make today so that the future remains worth living for us humans? He also inspired the award that the AI-Champions will receive.

Visions for an Innovation Park AI Baden-Württemberg | Prof. Dr. Alexander von Erdély


AI - Made in Baden-Württemberg: To ensure that this seal of quality has national and international appeal, the global real estate service provider CBRE is examining the realisation of a world-class Artificial Intelligence Innovation Park on behalf of the state government. At the award ceremony, Prof. Dr. Alexander von Erdély, CEO CBRE Germany, will present the visions for the Baden-Württemberg AI Innovation Park.

AI in Germany – where we stand and where we want to go | Vanessa Cann


Vanessa Cann is the managing director of the KI Bundesverband e.V., which networks the most innovative AI and deep tech companies with the established economy and politics. She is also a member of "Women in AI", a non-profit international organization that promotes gender-sensitive AI. In her lecture, she will give exciting insights into the state of the art of technology in Germany.

Award Ceremony


Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut MdL, Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Württemberg, will award the first "AI-Champions Baden-Württemberg" for their outstanding projects in the field of AI. The three categories focus on business-oriented research projects, small and medium-sized companies as well as large companies from Baden-Württemberg. You will gain insights into the winners' diverse AI projects and impulses on how companies can successfully use AI.

AI Artist | Jeroen van der Most


The Dutch artist van der Most has been developing art with data, algorithms and artificial intelligence for over 10 years. Currently he is concentrating on reaching the next level in AI-based creation, where the boundaries of technology, man and nature fade away. He is also known as an international speaker on his art and vision in technology.

AI Artist | Dr. Johannes Stelzer, Lunar Ring


An important aspect of Dr. Johannes Stelzer's work is the intensive examination of art. As the media art group Lunar Ring, he and his colleagues will present their first exhibitions of AI-generated art in 2020. To this end, they are cooperating with cultural and scientific institutions in order to intensify the exchange between artists and scientists and to facilitate joint projects.

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