Tel Aviv University establishes first Israeli AI and data science academic branch
The center aims to promote multidisciplinary research collaborations with other universities around the world
“Our new multidisciplinary centers will further extend the scope of research, combining different disciplines, from engineering and computer science through life sciences, medicine and psychology, to economics, management, humanities, arts and law,” said TAU President Prof. Ariel Porat.
Feder, who will head the center added that "the AI revolution is expected to impact our way of life in every aspect, from drug development and data-based personalized medicine, to defense and security systems, financial systems, scientific discoveries, robotics, autonomous systems and social issues. Therefore, it’s very important to train human capital in this area,” and added that it will promote multidisciplinary research collaborations with other universities around the world as well as with local military and public institutions in the industry. Next month, the AI Center will collaborate with Google’s Israel branch on the company’s “AI for Social Good” project.
“The various learning algorithms, together with the enormous increase in computational power, are already beginning to penetrate all areas of our lives, and understanding them requires proficiency not only in the 'natural' technological disciplines – such as computer science, mathematics and engineering, but also in the social, legal, business and even philosophical aspects,” Prof. Itzik Ben Israel, Head of the Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security said.