Friday, 24 November 2017

Amazon plans to open AI centre in Germany

24 October 2017 | News

Amazon aims to open a research centre in Tübingen and create 100 jobs dedicated to expanding applied research with AI.

Courtesy- Robohub

Courtesy- Robohub

Amazon is planning to open a research centre in Germany focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI). This development is a part of an effort led by Germany’s Max Planck Society to create the world’s leading hub for AI around Stuttgart and Tübingen.

Cyber Valley was launched last December when the Max Planck Society, two technical universities and the State of Baden-Württemberg joined forces with six leading companies including to combine academic and industry research to advance artificial intelligence. 

Amazon recently purchased the AI human modelling start-up Body Labs. Amazon aims to open a research centre in Tübingen and create 100 jobs dedicated to expanding applied research with AI. 

The Max Planck Society comprises 84 institutes around the world dedicated to specific areas from microbiology to astronomy. Its Institute for Intelligent Systems, established in 2011 at two locations in Stuttgart and Tübingen, aims to do for artificial intelligence what Stanford University did for digital technology, resulting in Silicon Valley.         

The aim of the hub Cyber Valley is to combine the two cities’ strengths to develop artificial intelligence in the fields of human cell research, mobility and any other area involving enormous amounts of data. 

 

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