Intel Israel CEO Garty said that the company is “proud of the cooperation with the Technion, which will promote Israeli technology and Intel’s technological leadership in the field of artificial intelligence.”
By: United with Israel Staff
The Technion and Intel inaugurated a new research center this month to advance artificial intelligence (AI) technology and ramp up collaboration between the two entities.
Prof. Shie Mannor from the Technion’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering will head the Center.
“The Technion is the leading university in Israel in the field of artificial intelligence and is one of the top ten universities in the world in the field,” Mannor said.
In 2018, the Technion ranked 7th in the Computer Science Rankings. The Technion has about 20 faculty members whose main field of research is computational learning and another 40 researchers working in related fields.
The majority of the researchers come from the Faculty of Computer Science, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, and the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management and some of them are from other faculties such as medicine and biology.
As part of the collaboration, Intel will support research projects of Technion faculty members engaged in computational learning and artificial intelligence together with Intel researchers.
The research will cover a variety of areas, including natural language processing, deep learning and hardware optimization for different learning algorithms.
Close Cooperation with Israeli Academia
Intel Israel CEO Yaniv Garty said that the company is “proud of the cooperation with the Technion, which will promote Israeli technology and Intel’s technological leadership in the field of artificial intelligence.”
“Intel is a leader in this field and the research center will help further advance AI innovation. I have no doubt that we will achieve breakthroughs that will lead to significant developments in the coming years,” Garty stated.
“Intel has always maintained a close cooperation with Israeli academia, which has included many contributions, support of teaching programs, scholarships for outstanding students, joint research and more,” he added.
Prof. Boaz Golany, Vice President for External Relations and Resource Development added that “the Technion intends to expand its activities in the fields of machine learning and intelligent technology in the next few years and the joint activity with Intel is one of the first steps in this direction.”
Intel and The Technion have maintained close ties for many years. In 2009, the Technion received the “Intel Award” in recognition of university graduates who helped found the company’s Haifa branch, which was established in 1974.
Intel supports a number of Technion’s labs and funds many scholarships for students at the insitution, including specifically supporting outstanding students in electrical engineering and computer science.
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