Google and TAU launch “AI for Social Good”

Google and Tel Aviv University (TAU) recently launched “AI for Social Superior,” a program for advertising artificial intelligence-linked multidisciplinary research for the reward of society. It aims to aid research and collaborations in knowledge science and artificial intelligence that deal with social difficulties on the world agenda. It was founded within the framework of the TAU Heart for Synthetic Intelligence and Knowledge Science (TAD), inaugurated in February and headed by Professor Meir Feder of TAU’s Iby and Aladar Fleischman School of Engineering.

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The three-12 months program was launched with a current ceremony at TAU that introduced ten winners of a joint call for proposals from TAU and Google, a call that generated 27 initial submissions. 7 of the winning assignments are supported by Google. The grant winners deal with several aspects of AI for Social Superior and include things like researchers from a extensive selection of disciplines, which includes zoology, electrical engineering, economics, figures, interaction conditions, biblical research, earth sciences, computer science, sociology, and anthropology.

TAU President Professor Ariel Porat, who aims to create bridges among the the diverse disciplines analyzed at TAU, stated at the ceremony, “I share a common vision with Professor Yossi Matias. We feel that AI researchers can reward drastically from collaborations with researchers in the social sciences and humanities, just as the latter reward from new developments in AI. I am very content about our partnership with Google. I glance ahead to observing its fruits and hope to grow it further in the potential.”

Professor Yossi Matias, VP at Google and Running Director of Google Heart in Israel, spoke of AI technologies and how they are previously improving upon our lives drastically. “AI previously has wonderful effect in several locations. We are delighted for this chance to harness the electrical power of AI for social superior and for science. Google is primarily content about its operate on helpful and even lifesaving products, such as the globally task for correct flood forecasting, a technology enabling the hearing-impaired to carry out cell phone conversations, and research on the use of AI to greatly enhance ailment prognosis.”

Professor Matias thanked Professor Porat, Professor Feder, and the other partners in the initiative. He spoke of the exclusive chance to produce collaborations in between researchers and pointed out that he is a wonderful believer in connections in between diverse disciplines. “There are some deep and intriguing research concerns connected with AI in lots of diverse disciplines, creating sizeable options for collaboration,” he stated. “Good points occur when diverse concepts and diverse approaches come with each other.”

Professor Feder emphasised that “the AI revolution is envisioned to effect every single part of our lives, from drug enhancement and knowledge-centered customized drugs, to protection techniques, fiscal techniques, scientific discoveries, robotics, autonomous techniques, and social difficulties. In addition, it is very important to coach human money in this region, and the Heart will present every single college student at TAU with a fundamental AI education and learning. TAU is exclusive in having researchers who focus in fundamental science and AI, as effectively as researchers who utilize AI in the humanities and social sciences. We are content that Google has resolved to sign up for forces with TAU in this important mission. The collaboration with Google will help utilization of the electrical power of AI and knowledge science, channeling it towards the reward of society.”

Source: AFTAU