11-12-2019 12:26 pm Published by Nederland.ai Leave your thoughts

Amsterdam has been selected by the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) as an 'ELLIS Unit' to retain talent in machine learning and related AI research areas in Europe.

The initiative aims to bring together top European machine learning talent in order to enable the continent to be competitive in modern AI and to benefit from the positive economic and social effects that will result. The ELLIS units will raise more than EUR 200 million in financing over the next five years. In addition to Amsterdam, there will be units in seventeen other European cities and in Israel.

Max Welling, professor of Machine Learning at the UvA and leader of the ELLIS Unit in Amsterdam: 'This ELLIS Unit will further strengthen the leading position of the University of Amsterdam in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence in Europe. The ELLIS network will facilitate the exchange of top researchers and students in the field of AI. I am very pleased that the UvA has decided to wholeheartedly support this important movement to make Europe competitive in AI. As part of this initiative, the Amsterdam unit will appoint three new senior researchers and six new PhD students.

The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems is a pan-European effort that was created in 2018 to promote the European excellence of research in the field of machine learning and related fields. It is intended to offer European researchers excellent opportunities to conduct their research in Europe and to nurture the next generation of young European researchers in this strategically important area.

Max Welling. Photo: Jeroen Oerlemans

source https://www.uva.nl/en/content/news/press-releases/2019/12/amsterdam-selected-as-hub-to-retain-ai-talent.html?1576019031361&1576066958788

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