The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) is expanding its AI research network with a new branch, ELLIS Unit Warsaw, based in Warsaw, announced ELLIS board member Serge Belongie.
“Our pan-European AI network is growing again and is now also present in Poland. Together with IDEAS NCBR, we welcome to our community a unique place for modern research on artificial intelligence. The new unit in Warsaw will not only contribute to further improving AI research in Europe, but will also promote strong links between academic research and the market,” Belongie said during the press conference.
The unit is being established as part of IDEAS NCBR – a research and development center operating in the field of artificial intelligence. This is the 41st branch of the ELLIS Society network, which includes the most important artificial intelligence research centers, located, among others, in Cambridge, Oxford, ETH Zurich and the Max Planck Institute. Scientists working in Warsaw will benefit from efficient computing infrastructure, training, new business contacts and networking.
“ELLIS Unit Warsaw will be a benchmark of scientific excellence in machine learning research and innovation in Europe, bridging the gap between academia and business in Poland. It will play a key role in shaping future generations of AI innovators through specialized training and educational initiatives. Its strategic position in the ELLIS network also makes it a key link supporting cooperation and exchange between the Western and Eastern European AI research communities,” added Prof. PW and UJ, director of ELLIS Unit Warsaw and leader of the research group at IDEAS NCBR, Ph.D. engineer Tomasz Trzciński.
President of IDEAS NCBR, Ph.D. Piotr Sankowski, prof. UW added that recent months of increased interest in artificial intelligence have highlighted a different approach to its use, among others. between America and Europe, e.g. in the context of privacy and data acquisition.
“Therefore, it is worth it for Europe to develop its own solutions in the field of machine learning and AI, and not be condemned to importing tools that are not fully compatible with our legal system or values. It is good that this work has been carried out under the supervision of the ELLIS Society for several years, and Poland can now be part of this process,” Sankowski pointed out.