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Tsinghua University partners with Bosch to advance AI research
Source:Adsale Plastics Network     Editor:Chun Cheng    Date:10.Mar.2020

Tsinghua University and Bosch announced a five-year research collaboration agreement in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) by establishing a Tsinghua-Bosch Joint Research Center for Machine Learning on March 6.

 

The ceremony was held online via video link from Beijing, Shanghai and Renningen in Germany.

 

The two parties also signed an agreement on the establishment of the Bosch AI Professor Donation to support professors at Tsinghua’s Department of Computer Science and Technology in AI research.

 

For their work in the joint research center, Tsinghua and Bosch will leverage their advantages and focus on the basic theories and key technologies of machine learning, striving to make breakthroughs in areas such as intelligent manufacturing.

 

Qiu Yong, President of Tsinghua University, expressed thanks in his speech for the group’s continued support of Tsinghua.

 

President Qiu said: “I’m delighted to see that today we will sign two important agreements. This is the first online signing ceremony for a collaboration agreement in the history of Tsinghua, which demonstrates that scientific cooperation and exchange, and international collaboration should not be interrupted under any circumstances.”

 

He also emphasized that machine-learning is an important factor to promote the development of AI in many fields, such as image, voice and machine translation. Although great progress has been made in machine-learning in recent years, challenges still lay ahead. These challenges require close cooperation between academia and industry.


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The ceremony was held online via video link from Beijing, Shanghai and Renningen in Germany.

 

Prof. Thomas Kropf, the President of Robert Bosch Corporate Research, also gave a speech at the ceremony. In it he said: “The collaboration with Tsinghua University marks another milestone in Bosch’s efforts to support pioneering technologies in the dynamic AI field and accelerate the deployment of AI in real-world industrial applications. Bosch believes AI can only be effectively driven with the involvement of the larger scientific community. The collaboration between Tsinghua and Bosch will offer great potential for synergies for both partners and will be the foundation for a very fruitful and long-lasting partnership.”

 

Tsinghua University’s AI research boasts a solid foundation and occupies a leading position both at home and abroad, and has made many achievements in areas such as machine learning, information retrieval and natural language processing.

 

As shown by the official CS Rankings, Tsinghua ranks second in terms of the number of high-level papers published in the field of AI among institutions and universities around the world.

 

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. Currently, Bosch operates seven AI centers worldwide in Germany, US, India, Israel and China. To drive progress, Bosch also has built alliances with key players in both industry and academia across the world to address key challenges in AI and machine learning.

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