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Falling Walls Breakthrough Conversation with Gerhard Widmer

Falling Walls Foundation | Gerhard Widmer, Zulfikar Abbany

Falling Walls Breakthrough Conversations offers a livestream with the exclusive opportunity to attend interviews with breakthrough thinkers online. All sessions provide an intense personal atmosphere, in which high-level guests, speakers and panelists will focus on their individual research, career paths and experiences. Falling Walls Conversations takes place parallel to the main programme of the Science Summit. All sessions will be recorded and made available to a broader public after the Science Summit. Falling Walls Conversations is supported by Klaus Tschira Stiftung.

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Gerhard Widmer

Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Gerhard Widmer is a computer scientist, head of the Institute of Computational Perception at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, and deputy director of the AI Lab at the Linz Institute of Technology. Widmer is one of the international pioneers of interdisciplinary research at the interface between computing, AI, and music. His work has been recognised by numerous national and international awards, including the Austrian START and Wittgenstein Prizes and two ERC Advanced Grants of the European Research Council (2015, 2021). 2021 he was elected into the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

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