Kick start for Chalmers AI Research Centre

4 March, 2019

Chalmers is starting up an extensive initiative in the field of artificial intelligence to enhance and coordinate the current AI research. A kick-off event was held on 4 March for the new Chalmers AI Research Centre (CHAIR), with a two-day seminar on AI. You can stil see the webcast.

​“The aim of the centre is to enhance Chalmers’s AI expertise in research, education and innovation,” says Stefan Bengtsson, CEO and President at Chalmers. “We already have a hundred researchers working with AI in various ways, but now we’re focusing our efforts to a new level, by recruiting prominent researchers and building up close collaboration with industry.”

The Chalmers initiative will cost about SEK 370 million over ten years. It is the biggest investment in AI research from a single university in Sweden. The majority of the centre’s funding, SEK 317 million, comes from the Chalmers University Foundation. The plan is that investments from the centre’s partners in industry and the community will double the total funding. The goal is a world-class AI centre of expertise.

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