Intel’s collaboration with university researchers will accelerate the development of next-generation technologies that can learn, adapt, and interact to provide consumers with a personalized experience.
Kiryat Gat, Israel, Nov 14th, 2011 – Intel announced a plan to invest over the next 5 years $15M in a multi-university collaborative research institute in Israel. The institute will conduct advanced research in the domain of computational intelligence, exploring ways to enable computing systems to augment the human brain in a wide array of complex tasks – analyzing huge amounts of data, making sense of rich inputs, taking autonomous decisions and communication back to human beings in a meaningful way. The institute will focus on the integration of the key underlying technologies required for computational intelligence: advanced processor architectures and machine learning techniques to process rich sensory data and convert it into intelligence. Intel’s collaboration with university researchers will accelerate the development of next-generation technologies that can learn, adapt, and interact to provide consumers with a personalized experience.
The research institute will be funded by Intel to conduct research critical to the future of computing systems. The new institute will be co-led by researchers from Intel and academia and will focus on computational intelligence.
“The new institute underscores Intel’s commitment to fuel the next generation of innovation by establishing and funding collaborative university research,” said Justin Rattner, Intel chief technology officer and director of Intel Labs. “It also shows Intel’s ongoing confidence in the capability of Israel’s cutting-edge academic research community.”
“Intel has a longstanding relationship with the Israeli academic community,” said Maxine Fassberg, Vice President and General Manager of Intel in Israel. “With this new institute, we plan to take this relationship to the next level and it will encourage close collaboration among leading researchers and institutions across Israel”.
Intel operates 6 development and manufacturing centers in Israel. The areas of research will be selected carefully to enable collaboration between Intel development experts and the academic researchers. “We believe that future computing systems will be tightly coupled with sensing capabilities and people will depend on our platforms to interpret these inputs,” explained Ron Friedman, Intel Vice President and General Manager of the Intel Architecture Development Group.
In the coming months, Intel will work with leading faculty in the relevant domains of exploration to establish the academic leadership of the institute. The institute is expected to begin operations early in 2012. The academic research teams will work in collaboration with hardware and software experts from many Intel research and development teams.
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