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Partnership with NVIDIA Boosts Research in Artificial Intelligence

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Published on Thursday, 31 January 2019

Luxembourg’s research community, the Luxembourg Government, and NVIDIA announced today the creation of a joint AI laboratory in Luxembourg. This national AI collaboration, the first with NVIDIA in Europe, is a milestone towards working together to solving society’s most important challenges using artificial intelligence and high-performance computing.

NVIDIA, the University of Luxembourg’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), its Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), its High-Performance Computing Team, and the Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology (LIST) have initially committed to dedicate a team of six people to work on joint projects. Each institution will gain better access to cutting-edge NVIDIA hardware and software, for use in tackling their most difficult research problems. Enabled by the government’s “Digital Luxembourg” initiative, the joint AI laboratory will encourage research in diverse fields.

“This partnership will give our researchers access to cutting-edge equipment,” said University of Luxembourg Rector Stéphane Pallage. “But most importantly, it will enable them to tap into NVIDIA’s experience in addressing real-world problems using artificial intelligence. This will allow them to both identify new application areas and to push ahead with existing work, from our use of drones for automated airplane and bridge inspections to the analysis of genomes and mobile health sensor data. We are also particularly excited about the interdisciplinary nature of the partnership. Tackling real-world problems involves bringing together experts from across disciplines.”

Initially bootstrapped by the research community, the founders plan to open up the AI laboratory to Luxembourg’s industry partners and startup community. There is a growing demand for AI-related technologies in Luxembourg, including in finance, healthcare, space resources research and more.

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