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Brazil plans to create eight AI labs

Published: November 05, 2019 13:43:01 | Updated: November 06, 2019 18:49:01


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The Brazilian government on Monday (local time) announced a plan to build eight artificial intelligence (AI) labs across the country.

The move is aimed at improving the country's AI research and development, Marcos Pontes, minister of science, technology, innovation and communications, said at the opening ceremony of the 5th Innovation Week in the capital city Brasilia, according to Xinhua on Tuesday.

The labs will be operated as a network so they can bring together the existing AI development initiatives across the country, Pontes said without specifying when the labs will be ready.

One of the labs will work with the Brazilian military to explore the frontier areas in AI and cyber-security, said Pontes, adding that the other seven will focus on applied AI technologies.

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