DeepBlue Technology opens joint AI research center with Tsinghua University
Shanghai-based AI company DeepBlue Technology and Tsinghua University’s Department of Computer Science and Technology have officially opened a Joint Research Center on Machine Vision. The RMB 15 million (US$2.2M) project will combine the university’s strengths in academic research and development with DeepBlue’s experience commercializing AI products to produce a market-ready product.
The Center will focus on scientific research cooperation, top-level AI talent training and academic exchange.
DeepBlue founder Chen Haibo has been appointed Director and will focus on research and commercialization of intelligent information processing technology. Chen will also take the lead on developing “a new model of cooperation and integration between AI companies and universities” in an effort to advance the AI capabilities of Chinese enterprises. DeepBlue has committed RMB 15 million to this project over three years.
“AI will be more and more widely used in the future, and more top talent from colleges and universities will be needed to continuously develop the scientific and technological achievements into landing products,” Chen explained. “This is why we are leading the way to collaborate extensively with various scientific institutions, including Tsinghua University, and the Joint Research Center can be said to introduce a new model of in-depth collaboration between AI and R&D.”
Xue Qikun, vice president of Tsinghua University, added, “This collaboration with DeepBlue Technology will not only raise the quality of our research, but also accelerate the process of translating scientific research results into product application.”
A report from PwC suggests that artificial intelligence could contribute $15.7 trillion to the global GDP by 2030.