Australia unveils Center for Artificial Intelligence

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-04 14:48:39|Editor: Xiang Bo
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SYDNEY, April 4 (Xinhua) -- The University of Technology Sydney has opened the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Australia on Tuesday.

Set to be a key global hub for theoretical and applied research, the centre will focus on developments in machine learning, social robotics, business intelligence, computer vision, computational intelligence, brain computer interface, data science and information systems.

"Establishing this center gives us the opportunity to explore beyond core technology and into the impact of our discoveries," University of Technology Sydney Deputy Vice-Chancellor Glenn Wightwick said.

"This includes the ethics of artificial intelligence, such as interrogating the way it will impact the future of work, and moral decisions we will need to explore around developments such as driverless vehicles."

The Centre for Artificial Intelligence's new facilities will have five dedicated labs, with four artificial intelligence professors and over 100 PhD students from various places around the world.

"The University of Technology Sydney is already producing cutting-edge research in specialist areas and the new facilities will provide new opportunities for our highly specialised academic team in leadership and development," the centre's Dr. professor Jie Lu said.