Luxembourg Inks First European AI Deal With NVIDIA

Luxembourg government has announced a collaboration with NVIDIA to create an artificial intelligence (AI) laboratory. This is the first ever European tie-up with the highly established American technology conglomerate.

In a department of media, telecommunications and digital policy press release, the Prime Minister Xavier Bettel (DP) said that Luxembourg is going to foster a pan-European invention ecosystem, calling the alliance a huge news for their domestic innovators. This collaboration has its origins in a July 2018 MoU.

Initially, the collaboration will be composed of a team of six individuals belonging to different departments and centers of the University of Luxembourg.

Digital Luxembourg, which is behind the idea of artificial intelligence lab, is planning to open it up to the players in the startup community and other industry partners, as it expects immense demand for the technology for a wide range of  applications, ranging from finance and space research, and beyond.

The team is set to work on combined projects, supported by the American technology company’s extensive international experience and research in virtual reality, high geared computing and AI—computing, which as per NVIDIA is a must have tool in the present era.

According to Jaap Zuiderveld, NVIDIA’s VP of sales and marketing EMEAI, their technology is indispensable and the latest collaboration will facilitate the research community of Luxembourg as they deal with some of the world’s most challenging issues.

While hailing the cutting-edge equipment and the experience in addressing real-world problems with AI that NVIDIA has brought to the table, Stéphane Pallage, the University of Luxembourg rector, said that the collaboration will prove highly paramount, as it will facilitate the researchers in both identifying novel application arenas and in moving ahead with the existing work, ranging from the drone adoption for automated airplane and bridge examinations to the inspection of mobile health sensor data and genomes.

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