Google and Tel Aviv University launch AI research program
Tel Aviv University and multinational tech giant Google have launched a joint artificial intelligence research program, the university said on Tuesday.
Out of 27 proposals submitted, only 10 were chosen to participate in the lucrative three-year program, the aim of which is to support research and collaborations in data science and artificial intelligence, which can solve the social problems facing humanity. confronted, the university added.
The laureates, whose projects address different aspects of “AI for social good”, are researchers from all disciplines: zoology, electrical engineering, economics, statistics, biblical studies, earth sciences, sociology and anthropology.
Participants will also attend a joint seminar on machine learning, which uses mathematical and statistical approaches to enable computers to learn from data.
“We believe that AI researchers can benefit significantly from collaborations with researchers in the social and human sciences, just as the latter benefit from new developments in AI.”
“I am very happy with our partnership with Google. I look forward to seeing the fruits and I hope to develop it further in the future,” said Prof. Ariel Porat, president of Tel Aviv University.
Professor Yossi Matias, vice president of Google and general manager of the Google Center in Israel, meanwhile said that “AI is already having a huge impact in various fields.”
“We are thrilled with this opportunity to harness the power of AI for social good and for science,” he added.