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IBM and MIT partner on artificial intelligence research

/ 12:58 PM September 07, 2017

BOSTON— IBM is planning to spend $240 million over the next decade to create an artificial intelligence research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

MIT announced on Thursday the formation of the new MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab. It will support joint research by IBM and MIT scientists.

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Its mission will include advancing the hardware, software and algorithms used for artificial intelligence. It also will tackle some of the economic and ethical implications of intelligent machines and look at its commercial application for industries ranging from health care to cybersecurity.

MIT President L. Rafael Reif said the new AI lab builds on a decades-long research relationship between IBM and MIT.

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It will be based at the university and IBM’s nearby research center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. KGA

TOPICS: Artificial Intelligence, IBM, MIT
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