Tel Aviv University and multinational tech giant Google launched a joint artificial intelligence research program, the university announced on Tuesday.
Out of 27 proposals submitted, only 10 have been chosen to participate in the lucrative three-year program, whose aim is to support research and collaborations in data science and artificial intelligence, which can address social issues facing humanity the university added.
The winners, whose projects address different aspects of "AI for Social Good," are researchers from all disciplines: Zoology, electrical engineering, economics, statistics, biblical studies, earth sciences, sociology and anthropology.
The participants will also attend a joint seminar on machine learning, which uses mathematical and statistical approaches to empower computers to learn from data.
"We believe that AI researchers can benefit significantly from collaborations with researchers in the social sciences and humanities, just as the latter benefit from new developments in AI."
"I am very happy about our partnership with Google. I look forward to seeing its fruits and hope to expand it further in the future," said Tel Aviv University President Professor Ariel Porat.
Professor Yossi Matias, Vice President at Google and General Manager of the Google Center in Israel, meanwhile said that "AI is already having a huge impact in various fields."
"We are excited about this opportunity to harness the power of AI for social good and for science," he added.
Republished with permission from i24NEWS