IBM invests in the creation of an artificial intelligence center in brazil

LK TECH October 16th, 2020 07:20

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Despite the political situation in Brazil, with constant clashes among the population, which directly affects its economic situation, the country has an excellent scientific community, recognized internationally.

From there have come some of the greatest discoveries about diseases affecting human health, including human virus and Artificial Intelligence is an important pillar to be able to advance in this sector.

Now comes Brazil's largest research facility, focused on artificial intelligence: the Artificial Intelligence Center(C4AI).credit: third party image reference

It is the result of investments made by IBM, the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the University of Sao Paulo (USP), which will invest a total of $20 million over the next 10 years. In this first phase, the USP will pay 1 million in the physical facility and will be responsible for the speakers and management staff. IBM and FASESP co-run the centre, contributing $500,000 each.credit: third party image reference

The goal is to focus on industry, science and social applications. C4AI will aim to address five major challenges related to health, the environment, the food production chain, the future of work and the development of natural language processing technologies in Portuguese, as well as projects related to improving human well-being and initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion.

We will be attentive to the publications of this new centre to comment on the news that occurs.

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