1. Chinese millionaire to set up artificial intelligence lab in Haifa

    Chinese millionaire to set up artificial intelligence lab in Haifa

    Zong Qinghou, the CEO of one of China’s largest companies, announced plans to set up a research center at the University of Haifa focusing on artificial intelligence. The Chinese Academy of Sciences will also be a research partner. Zong will provide the AI center with at least $10 million over five years, the research partners announced at a signing event on Tuesday, with much of the funding going to construct laboratories and obtain high-end equipment, the University of Haifa’s President Ron Robin said. “For us, this is a game-changer. We get recognition by a major Chinese investor, that ...

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    1. For us, this is a game-changer. We get recognition by a major Chinese investor, that the work that we're doing is significant.
    2. This means that we joined a small group of universities around the world with major Chinese investment in its infrastructure and its graduate program.
    3. Israel excels in having an advanced and innovative research ecosystem. We chose to collaborate with the highly accomplished researchers of the Haifa University... whom we believe can help us achieve our goal of creating revolutionary artificial intelligence technologies.
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