Member of the Advisory Committee
Wolfgang Wahlster is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and a pioneer of AI and Industry 4.0 in Europe. He was a founding scientific director of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), where he now serves as the Chief Executive Advisor (CEA). In its CEO for many years, he has developed DFKI into one of the world’s largest research AI centers with more than 1,500 employees and more than 100 successful spin-off companies. Wahlster is a member of the Nobel Prize Academy in Stockholm and has been awarded the German Future Prize and the Grand Cross of Merit by the German President. Other honors include five honorary doctorates from universities in Darmstadt, Linkoeping, Maastricht, Prague and Oldenburg. He has served as an elected President of three international AI organizations: IJCAII, EurAI, and ACL. He is an elected Fellow of AAAI, EurAI, and GI. He is the President of the AI GRID and a member of the steering board of Germany’s platform for AI In 2023, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of German Research for his lifetime research achievements.