Facebook donating 25 state-of-the-art GPU servers to AI research in Europe

The artificial intelligence division of Facebook is to donate 25 powerful GPU-based servers to research institutions in the European Union with a view to accelerating progress in the science of artificial intelligence. According to the company’s post today, the first donation will go to Prof. Klaus-Robert Müller of The Technical University of Berlin, currently occupied with machine learning at the university’s Institute of Software Engineering and Theoretical Computer Science. Müller’s immediate scope with the new equipment, which will also come with technical support, will be research into image analysis of breast cancer and the chemical modelling of molecules. Dr Müller commented in the announcement “This partnership comes at exactly the right moment for AI research in Germany. It will help us as we study two very hard and computationally intense…


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