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LEXIS: novel computing systems at IT4Innovations and Leibniz Rechenzentrum (LRZ) ...

Exscalate4CoV supercomputing platform wins 3 million euro EU funding to hunt for new drugs against coronavirus pandemic ...

Open collaborative infrastructure to tackle public health emergencies ...

AMPERE Project: Strengthening European leadership in energy-efficiency and parallel computing ...

The European Commission offers significant support to Europe's AI excellence ...

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Rescale partners with Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure to accelerate the race for COVID-19 vaccine with Cloud supercomputers for researchers ...

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Supercomputers unlock reproductive mysteries of viruses and life ...

RIKEN is exploring the molecular dynamics of the new coronavirus ...

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Scientists discover critical protein that lets COVID-19 virus hide from immune system ...

NVIDIA gives COVID-19 researchers free access to Parabricks ...

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The European Commission offers significant support to Europe's AI excellence


The European Commission is currently investing a total of 50 million euro towards the development of AI research networks in Europe and the first major call for proposals, entitled 'ICT-48', has now come to an end. The European Commission is funding ELISE, a project proposal that specifically focuses on fundamental research in AI, driven by machine learning (ML), with 12 million euro. Credit: Photographer: Ari-Pekka Sinikoski.
18 Mar 2020 Aalto - The ELISE proposal has been selected to enter Grant Agreement Preparation with top scores awarded among all proposals for this round, which is testament to the fact that machine learning is at the core of modern AI research, and the main driver in this thriving research field.

"The ELISE project proposal builds upon the ELLIS organisation which is excellence-driven and open, as that is what Europe needs; we play for the 'team Europe'", stated Samuel Kaski, director of the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI and professor at Aalto University, who is also the principal investigator of the proposal.

ELISE - European Learning and Intelligent Systems Excellence, and was initiated by ELLIS - European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems. ELLIS was created in 2018 to develop a network of AI excellence, with Europe's top researchers in ML and related fields that can compete with the major AI hotspots in the US and China.

"The strength of Europe is in its rich and diverse cultures and industries, from service to health to manufacturing. The ELLIS network of top-level AI institutes is the best way to inject excellent machine learning in European companies", stated Barbara Caputo, Professor at Politecnico di Torino and a member of the ELLIS Board. ELLIS is actively advancing important technological and medical applications with fellowship programs on Robotics, Computer Vision or Health.

"We believe that a diversity of approaches is the key, and we congratulate all of the other selected proposals. ELISE gives us the chance to implement the next steps towards the ELLIS vision, and we are happy to collaborate with others who help us achieve these goals", added Professor Bernhard Schölkopf, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, and member of the ELLIS Board.

The goal of ELISE to make Europe competitive by setting up a "Powerhouse of AI".

As part of its goals, ELLIS has set out to retain and attract the best talent. Machine learning has triggered the current revolution in AI, with an impact on all associated disciplines such as computer vision and sensory processing, data science, symbolic and rule-based reasoning, robotics, and human-computer interaction. The distinction between academic and industrial research is vanishing, with rapid and broad commercialization of results which has led to a need to strengthen European research excellence to remain competitive.

The ELISE network is set up to be attractive to students and experienced researchers, to sustain itself at the highest level research in academia, and to spread its knowledge and methods in research, industry and society. While ELISE starts from machine learning as a key enabling technology of AI, the network addresses all ways of reasoning, considering all types of data. These are applicable for almost all sectors of science, industry, and society while being aware of data safety and security, and striving to provide explainable and trustworthy outcomes.

Source: Aalto University

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Primeur weekly 2020-03-23

Crowd computing

Crowdsourced supercomputing project sets sights on coronavirus ...

Focus on Europe

LEXIS: novel computing systems at IT4Innovations and Leibniz Rechenzentrum (LRZ) ...

Exscalate4CoV supercomputing platform wins 3 million euro EU funding to hunt for new drugs against coronavirus pandemic ...

Open collaborative infrastructure to tackle public health emergencies ...

AMPERE Project: Strengthening European leadership in energy-efficiency and parallel computing ...

The European Commission offers significant support to Europe's AI excellence ...

Middleware

Atipa Technologies becomes the latest organisation to join the Bright Reseller Programme in North America ...

Hardware

Rittal announces its first HPC Direct Chip Cooling solution with ZutaCore ...

Intel scales neuromorphic research system to 100 million neurons ...

COVID-19 to have significant effect on worldwide semiconductor market in 2020, according to IDC ...

Foundry revenue estimated to grow by 30% YoY in 1Q20, while COVID-19 pandemic may hinder future market demand, according to TrendForce ...

MEGWARE to provide IBM Power in its Benchmark Center ...

Rescale partners with Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure to accelerate the race for COVID-19 vaccine with Cloud supercomputers for researchers ...

Applications

Cadence digital full flow optimized to deliver improved quality of results with up to 3x faster throughput ...

Supercomputers unlock reproductive mysteries of viruses and life ...

RIKEN is exploring the molecular dynamics of the new coronavirus ...

Rensselaer offers AiMOS supercomputing capabilities to battle COVID-19 ...

Scientists discover critical protein that lets COVID-19 virus hide from immune system ...

NVIDIA gives COVID-19 researchers free access to Parabricks ...

Pioneers of modern computer graphics recognized with ACM A.M. Turing Award ...

Data Science Institute alumni use machine learning to discover coronavirus treatments ...

Berkeley lab cosmologists are top contenders in machine learning challenge ...

New satellite-based algorithm pinpoints crop water use ...

Northern Data announces revenue and earnings forecast for 2020 ...

The Cloud

Qumulo offers free Cloud software to help medical and health care research organisations fight the COVID-19 outbreak ...