European scientists call for the establishment of AI transnational research institutions and Sino US competition for AI talents

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 European scientists call for the establishment of AI transnational research institutions and Sino US competition for AI talents


NetEase news April 26th, according to Forbes magazine, many famous European AI scientists have called for the establishment of a new multinational AI center to help the European continent compete with the rest of the world. In the next few decades, AI will have a profound impact on Europe and the rest of the world. Many people believe that this impact will be greater than the industrial revolution. In an open letter, European scientists wrote: Europe has failed to keep pace with the pace of North America and China, and called for the establishment of a new European learning and Intelligent System Laboratory (EuropeanLabforLearning&IntelligentSystems), called ELLIS. These scientists say there are groups of AI talents in all parts of Europe, who play a role in top international competition, but almost all of the top talents are constantly being recruited by American companies. Companies such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft (Microsoft), Amazon, Apple and Uber are recruiting AI talents all over Europe at an amazing speed. For example, Googles London AI lab, DeepMind, has hired dozens of students and professors from University of Oxford and University of Cambridge since its founding in 2010. DeepMind documents show that in 2016, the company paid about $138 million for approximately 500 employees, equivalent to $276000 for each employee. In an open letter, the scientists wrote that ELLIS should set up a AI center in European countries, each of which will cost about 100 million euros, and each family will get an annual budget of up to 30 million euros per year in the next 10 years. The open letter was issued by University of Cambridge Information Engineering Professor, Uber chief scientist ZoubinGharamani, and Ralph Herbrich (RalfHerbrich), the director of machine learning at Amazon Berlin, and many scholars from top European universities, such as University of Zurich and University of Amsterdam. Ghahramani said, there are some things that need to be done, and now we need to act. This will help build more AI centers in Europe, where we will not have 10 researchers, but hundreds of experts from different countries. Earlier, the European Commission had developed strategies to deal with the various social and economic effects of AI technology, including measures to promote investment, support education and training, and to develop a moral and legal framework at the end of 2018 to guide the development of AI. The EU hopes to announce a AI cooperation plan by the end of 2018, which will be jointly participated by the 28 member states of the European Union. Without data, we will not be able to make full use of AI, high-performance computing and other technological advances, said Andrews, vice president of the European Commission and AndrusAnsip, who is mainly responsible for the European digital single market (DigitalSingleMarket). These technologies can help us improve health care, education, transport networks and save energy, which is the use of intelligent data. Our proposal will release more reusable public sector data, including for commercial purposes, reduce the cost of obtaining data, and help us build a common data area in the EU to stimulate our growth. In terms of investment, the European Commission said its goal was to increase investment in AI research and innovation and to invest at least 20 billion euros in support to the public and private sectors by the end of 2020. These funds support the development of AI technology from transportation to health and other key areas, connect and strengthen the AI technology research center in Europe, and encourage testing and experimentation. In addition, the EU will support the development of AI on demand service platform to provide relevant AI resources for all European users. (small)