First Laureate of the "Ratio et Spes" Award
Professor Tomaso Poggio from the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines, located at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the laureate of the first edition of the International Scientific Award "Ratio et Spes", established jointly by the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and the Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation.
The award was presented in Toruń on February 19th, the University Day, during the Gala on the occasion of Polish Science Day. Its laureate - Professor Tomaso Poggio was awarded for the publication of Theoretical Issues in Deep Networks: Approximation, Optimization and Generalization, which is the result of the Professor's collaboration with Andrzej Banburski and Qianli Liao (also from MIT).
The area of knowledge where the first edition of the competition was awarded is artificial intelligence. The Scientific Council of the Award appreciated the interdisciplinary nature of the publication and its reference to contemporary problems, which can have a significant impact on the lives of individuals and societies.
Ten publications (books, articles and series of articles) were submitted for the competition, which were evaluated by seven experts.
Professor Tomaso Poggio gave a short lecture during the University Day.