To promote fundamental and applied research in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), the results of which would lead to the development of innovative products with real practical application and commercial potential, KTU established the Artificial Intelligence Centre. “Cooperating with business partners, we will seek to contribute to the development of the Lithuanian AI ecosystem”, says Agnė Paulauskaitė-Tarasevičienė, the Head of the newly founded KTU AI Centre.
Although some AI technologies have been around for more than 50 years, the availability of immense amounts of data, new algorithms have led to a huge breakthrough in this area recently. Today, the development of AI is among the priorities of the European Union and Lithuanian policies. Lithuanian Artificial Intelligence Strategy indicates the creation of a national AI research centre and infrastructure as one of the major steps for implementation of the Strategy.
“This shows that such centres are needed to bring together the ideas of researchers from different fields and to gain greater synergies from the cooperation of business and academia”, says Agnė Paulauskaitė-Tarasevičienė, the Head of the newly founded Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) AI Centre, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Informatics (IF).
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