Due Date: May 31, 2019

The Franklin Institute looks for elections for the 2020 Bower Award and Reward for Accomplishment in Science of people who have actually made considerable contributions to the advancement of neural networks for artificial intelligence– hardware or software application systems developed as networks of synthetic nerve cells that can be offered raw information and trained to instantly find abstract functions that pertain to detection, category, or translation, leading to wanted outputs.

Elections are motivated in, however not restricted to, the following subtopics:

  • Network architectures: Layered, persistent, self-organizing, convolutional, long short-term memory, automobile encoders, deep networks
  • Training or finding out techniques: Cooperative, competitive, back proliferation of mistakes, monitored, without supervision, support, adaptive resonance, generative adversarial
  • Network application: Analog, digital, stochastic, energy-efficient, hardware-accelerated
  • Broad applications: Speech acknowledgment, language translation, face acknowledgment, scene understanding, image sorting, checking out print or handwriting, medical image medical diagnosis, self-governing cars, drug shipment style, concern answering, web searches, video game playing


  • The award consists of a 14 k gold medal and prize money of $250,000


  • Open to people all over the world who have actually made considerable contributions to neural networks for artificial intelligence;-LRB- ***************).
  • This award and reward need to exist to a private, as defined by the will of Henry Bower.
  • Prospects need to be living, and the winner should take part in The Franklin Institute Awards Week programs, to be kept in April 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.;-LRB- ***************).
  • Elections from any private or company will be accepted, consisting of self-nominations;-LRB- ***************).
  • An e-mail of intent to choose would be valued by April 30, 2019.


Elections need to be sent in English and should consist of:

  • Call and call details of candidate
  • Call and call details of nominator
  • Candidate’s curriculum vitae and bibliography of considerable and appropriate publications
  • Proposed citation of 50 words or less, highlighting the accomplishment( s) for which the prospect is chosen
  • Story declaration explaining the candidate’s certifications for the award
  • 4 personal letters of assistance asked for by the nominator, sent out straight to The Franklin Institute Awards Workplace

All elections and supporting letters must be sent by mail or emailed to:

Beth Scheraga
Director, The Franklin Institute Awards
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20 th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1194
Email: [email protected]

To learn more, check out Bower Award and Reward

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