Meta, formerly known as Facebook, is joining forces with Hebrew University (HU) to develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI).
Meta AI, the artificial intelligence laboratory, will provide PhD students at HU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science with mentors and scholarships to deepen their understanding in AI and machine learning.
Students will also have access to Meta’s computational infrastructure and facilities.
They’ll also have the opportunity to merge theory with real work experience, to gain a better understanding of emerging technologies and to develop new ones.
And the results of their research will be published for the benefit of the scientific community and industry.
It’s the first partnership of its kind between Meta and an Israeli university, and marks a significant step towards bringing HU’s artificial intelligence research to the marketplace.
Professor Sara Cohen, Dean of the School of Computer Science and Engineering, said: “This one-of-a-kind collaboration will empower Hebrew University’s PhD students to both study at one of Israel’s leading universities and to test their ideas in Meta’s industry-leading AI laboratory.”
Dr. Itzik Goldwaser, CEO of Yissum, HU’s technology transfer company, said: “Meta’s choice to collaborate with the Hebrew University is proof of our institution’s scientific excellence and the commercial success that Yissum has achieved for its leading professors.
“The university’s curious and innovative researchers play a critical role in the marketplace, and we are proud to facilitate this collaboration with Meta to impact the scientific community.”