Rehovot, Israel: One of the world’s leading multidisciplinary basic research institutions in the natural and exact sciences, the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel recently hosted a Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) delegation, led by President Prof. Eric Xing.
In its statement, MBZUAI revealed that the 2-day visit was an opportunity for both institutions to extend research and innovation ties as they seek to leverage each other’s human capital and expertise in fundamental artificial intelligence (AI) inquiry.
Weizmann Institute President Professor Alon Chen and Senior Members of Faculty welcomed the MBZUAI delegation at the campus.
Prof. Xing, Associate Provost Professor Mohsen Guizani, along with other senior members of the MBZUAI delegation, met with Professor Ziv Reich, Vice President at the Weizmann Institute, as well as department representatives from the Institute.
Discussion during the visit circled around on knowledge sharing, as well as collaboration across a range of research projects, which are being overseen by a joint MBZUAI-WIS review board.
The partnership is focused on advancing research in natural and machine intelligence and developing new tools and technologies for the benefit of society as well as executing a shared vision for training the next generation of AI leaders.
Earlier in 2021, the duo had formally set up the MBZUAI-WIS Joint Program for Artificial Intelligence Research (the AI Program) to endorse AI research and carry out, both basic and applied, research in machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, computational biology, and more.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Alon Chen stated that, “Working together, we are advancing scientific research, development, knowledge transfer, and the use of AI for human well-being and progress. The WIS-MBZUAI partnership has given us a platform to leverage the expertise of the brightest minds in the fields of AI and utilize their strengths to benefit humanity.”