Artificial intelligence in Turin: the Politecnico join the Ellis European IA network

The application of the Politecnico di Torino to the prestigious European Laboratory on Artificial Intelligence of Data ELLIS (European Laboratory on Learning and Intelligent Systems) has been officially accepted.

The Politecnico joins the most advanced universities and research centers in Europe on AI, from Oxford and Cambridge to Zurich and Tübingen.

The ELLIS laboratory, founded in 2018, promotes research of excellence in the field of modern artificial intelligence in Europe through the creation of a fellowship program identifying the best European talents, the creation of ELLIS research units in the best European academic institutions, the training of new talent and collaboration between research centers in Europe,and to build a European AI ecosystem competitive worldwide.

The Rector Guido Saracco says: “The artificial intelligence is a central element in the development of the strategic trajectory of the Politecnico on Digital Revolution: this result strengthens even more this line of research excellence for our University. This result, together with the coordination of the Italian PhD on Artificial Intelligence and Industry 4.0, confirms our ability to have an impact on artificial intelligence at national and international level. Moreover, it is recent the news of the assignment in Turin of the National Center for Artificial Intelligence I3A, for which we will put, as usual, our tools at the service of the territory and the whole Italy country”.

The Politecnico will enter ELLIS with a research unit focused on safe AI for intelligent machines, coordinated by Professor Barbara Caputo, who comments: “We are very satisfied. This result rewards the work done at the Politecnico in recent years on Artificial Data Intelligence applied to intelligent autonomous machines. In a historical moment in which everything is connected and everything is equipped with sensors, we need to go beyond the paradigm of a centralized AI, dear to the giants of the Web, and work on distributed and computationally efficient approaches. This will allow us to use IA in the leading sectors of our economy, from automotive to manufacturing, luxury industry and many other areas, which strongly characterize Italy and Europe”.

 

Source: Politecnico di Torino

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