Kristian Kersting is Professor (W3) of AI and Machine Learning at the Department of Computer Science at TU Darmstadt and founding co-director of the Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence (hessian.ai). After receiving his PhD from the University of Freiburg in 2006, he worked at MIT, Fraunhofer IAIS, the University of Bonn, and TU Dortmund. His main research interests are Statistical Relational AI and Deep Probabilistic Programming. Prof. Kersting has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers and is co-author of a Morgan&Claypool book on Statistical Relational AI and co-editor of an MIT Press book on Probabilistic Lifted Inference. Prof. Kersting is a EurAI and ELLIS Fellow and received the first German KI-Preis in 2019. He is co-editor of one of the first popular science introductory books on AI in Germany and has published articles on AI in FAZ and Die Welt. For the latter, he writes a monthly column on AI.