VISION – Value and Impact through Synergy, Interaction & coOperation of Networks of AI Excellence Centres
It was proposed by a consortium of nine organisations coordinated by the Leiden University (ULEI) and will be lasting 36 months (from September 2020).
The VISION project aims
to reinforce, interconnect and mobilise Europe’s AI community and accelerate its transition to a world-leading position in the research, development and deployment of AI technologies.
Making sure Europe stays at the forefront of AI developments
Broad & Ambitious Vision
That’s what is needed for artificial intelligence research and innovation in Europe to thrive and remain internationally competitive. Europe is well-positioned to take a human-centred, ethical and trustworthy approach to AI.
Coordinated AI Efforts for International Competitiveness
Following on from the European Commission’s Communication on AI for Europe and the Coordinated Action Plan between the European Commission and the Member States. Europe must scale up existing research capacities and reach critical mass through tighter networks of European AI excellence centres. Therefore, the four networks of AI excellence centres under ICT-48-2020 have been established.
Reinforce & Build on Europe’s Assets in AI
Including its world-class community of researchers, the VISION project will enable Europe to stay at the forefront of AI developments to maintain Europe’s strategic autonomy in AI. VISION will achieve this by building on the success and organisation of CLAIRE (the Confederation of Laboratories for AI Research in Europe, claire-ai.org) and AI4EU, by leveraging the expertise and connections of several of Europe’s leading institutions in AI research and innovation.