Technion, Israelâ€™s technological institute, announcedÂ this week that Intel is collaborating with the institute on its new artificial intelligence (AI) research center. The announcement was made at the centerâ€™s inauguration attended by Dr. Michael Mayberry, Intelâ€™s chief technology officer, and Dr. Naveen Rao, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Artificial Intelligence Products Group.
“AI is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and Intel has been working closely with a range of industry leaders to deploy AI capabilities and create new experiences. Our collaboration with Technion not only reinforces Intel Israelâ€™s AI operations, but we are also seeing advancements to the field of AI from the joint research that is under way and in the pipeline,â€ť saidÂ Naveen Rao, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of Artificial Intelligence Products Group
The center features Technionâ€™s computer science, electrical engineering, industrial engineering and management departments, among others, all collaborating to drive a closer relationship between academia and industry in the race to AI. Intel, which invested undisclosed funds in the center, will represent the industry in leading AI-dedicated computing research.
Intel is committed to accelerating the promise of AI across many industries and driving the next wave of computing. Research exploring novel architectural and algorithmic approaches is a critical component of Intelâ€™s overall AI program. The company is working with customers across verticals â€“ including healthcare, autonomous driving, sports/entertainment, government, enterprise, retail and more â€“ to implement AI solutions and demonstrate real value. Along with Technion, Intel is also involved in AI research with other universities and organizations worldwide.
Intel and Technion have enjoyed a strong relationship through the years, as generations of Technion graduates have joined Intelâ€™s development center in Haifa, Israel, as engineers. Intel has also previously collaborated with Technion on AI as part of the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Computational Intelligence program.