Reinhard Karger (1961), M.A., studied theoretical linguistics and philosophy in Wuppertal. He was assistant at the Chair of Computational Linguistics of Saarland University. Since 1993 he works for the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI, in Saarbrücken and since 2011 he has been the corporate spokesman of DFKI. Reinhard Karger has been working for 35 years in the fields of theoretical linguistics and artificial intelligence, with an interest for philosophy of consciousness, history of science and digital innovation culture.
Reinhard Karger was a member of the jury of the “Excellent Places” competition for over ten years, has been ambassador of “Germany – Land of Ideas” since June 2019 and was appointed to the jury of the German Mobility Award in 2020. From May 2014 to June 2017 he was President of the German Society for Information and Knowledge. (DGI). Since February 2017 he has been MINT ambassador for Saarland, in March 2018 he was appointed one of the 100 Fellows of the Competence Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries of the German Federal Government. In addition, he is a juror of the competitions Kreativsonar (state) and Kreativpiloten (federal government).