The Northern Netherlands will be the new site of an Artificial Intelligence-hub
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The Northern Netherlands is to host a so-called ‘Artificial Intelligence-hub’, reports the Omrop Fryslân. The hub will be run by its own organisation, and is intended to further strengthen knowledge sharing between businesses and the various universities and institutions in Groningen, Friesland, and Drenthe.
As a whole, the Netherlands wants to become one of the world-leaders in AI, and so the Dutch government has put large amounts of money into setting up organisations like the soon-to-be Northern AI Hub. One already exists in the east of the Netherlands, in Twente.
The new hub is likely to focus on the application of AI in the realms of health, the water sector, and energy transition. First of all, though, the new hub needs to develop a computer capable of designing and powering such advanced AI.
The Northern AI Hub is a coming together of some very brainy organisations, as you might expect. Both NHL Stenden and Van Hall Larenstein hogeschools are on-board, with input from both the Innovatie Cluster Drachten and the RUG.
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