The announcement was made at the Tech, Science, and Sustainable Society Summit, hosted by IBM Research celebrating 50 years of its presence in Israel.
Following collaborations with leading universities like MIT, Stanford, and Oxford University, IBM Research has announced that it will partner with one of Israel’s leading academic institutions, the Technion, and the Hebrew University, to invest millions of dollars for Ph.D. students to develop AI research.
The announcement was officially signed by President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Prof. Asher Cohen, Vice President AI and director of IBM Research Lab in Israel Dr. Aya Soffer, Executive Vice President for Research of the Technion Prof. Koby Rubinstein, and Senior Vice President and director of IBM Research, Dr. Dario Gil.
“What we really wanted to do was bring a little more structure, and in particular, find a way to engage Ph.D. students in a more focused way on topics that we believe are going to be important for the future of science,” explained Dr. Soffer, who spoke to CTech during the Tech, Science, and Sustainable Society Summit, hosted by IBM Research celebrating 50 years of its presence in Israel.
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