Artificial intelligence will be key for future development and competitiveness in all industries in the years to come. There is however a large gap between research and the industrials capabilities of using Ai to solve major challenges and explore possibilities (Digital Norway).
This is why a broad national consortium in Norway, together with IBM, one of the world’s leading AI technology and consulting companies, have launched a national center for cognitive technology, aiming to raise expertise and competence in artificial intelligence, and fuel and accelerate implementation of AI by sharing and collaborating on data, resources, competence, insight, innovation and joint projects. Norwegian Cognitive Center is a strong industry cross over initiative to build Norway as a strong European AI hub, and to attract world leading expertise.
A wide range of strong cross sector industries, entrepreneurship, solid and relevant academic research environments and a forward-looking public sector lay the foundation for this groundbreaking initiative. The consortium comprises all the industry clusters in the region, representing hundreds of companies, many of them global leaders in their fields.
The project is initiated through the close collaboration between IBM and NCE Media, with IBM also being a partner in the Media City Bergen Media Lab.
Key consortium institutions are:
NORCE - The Norwegian Research Centre.
Six national industry clusters representing hundreds of strong industry players, many of them global leaders in their fields, within Media, Seafood, Ocean technologies, Finance, Helthcare, Property, CleanTech, Energy and more.
NORA - The Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium, representing Universities all over Norway including University of Oslo (UiO), University of Bergen (UiB), University of Stavanger (UiS), The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), University of Agder (UiA), Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE) and Simula Research Laboratory (Simula).
The Municipality of Bergen, a frontrunner in digital services in new and pioneering ways in the public sector.
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