Αmazon Google and DeepMind launch AI institute in Bulgaria
The Institute aims to advance the state of the art of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and computing at large through open research.
INSAIT, a new Institute for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Technology, was launched earlier today in Bulgaria.
The Institute aims to advance the state of the art of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and computing at large through open research and will be the first in the region to offer research facilities and compensation on a par with leading global scientific research centres.
With the backing of the Bulgarian government as well as technology innovators Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, and DeepMind, the Institute’s objective is to establish a world-class research centre, a tipping point in efforts to create a competitive high-tech economy that attracts, develops, and retains talent.
INSAIT has been created in partnership with two of the world’s leading technology universities, ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne. Its aim is to become a leading scientific institute for computer science and AI and a research powerhouse in these rapidly expanding technology fields. INSAIT is located in Sofia, Bulgaria, ranked as one of Europe’s top tech cities, and is supervised and advised by world-renowned scientists from ETH Zurich, EPFL, IST Austria, MIT, UC Berkeley, Yale, Princeton, and the Technion.
Thanks to financial support from AWS, Google, DeepMind, and the Bulgarian government, INSAIT will be able to build world-class research and educational programs spanning the foundations and applications of artificial intelligence and computer science, including machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, information security, programming languages, formal methods, quantum computing, and computer architecture, among others.
The support will help INSAIT attract world-class faculty in these areas and train the next generation of thought leaders, highly-qualified researchers, and engineers, creating more job opportunities in the region, and providing an ideal environment to support deep tech startups and entrepreneurs. Such is the belief in the INSAIT mission that tech company SiteGround, as well as a number of Bulgarian entrepreneurs, are providing more than $7 million in support.