FCAI’s director Samuel Kaski receives major international funding for the development of AI methods

Kaski was awarded the Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellowship to establish a new center of excellence. The funding relates to Kaski’s work at the University of Manchester, but FCAI research on modeling user intent will also benefit.

Samuel Kaski, Aalto University professor and director of the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI, has received the Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellowship. With the funding, a new center of excellence in the field of AI research is to be founded.

Kaski divides his time between Aalto University and the University of Manchester. He receives the Turing-funding from UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) in his role at the latter. The funding covers the work of a research group for five years. The new project involves multiple partners, among others Aalto, the coordinating institution of FCAI.

“UK is extremely strong in AI, and already a central partner for me, FCAI and therefore also for Aalto. This funding will enable even stronger collaboration, which will directly advance also Finnish AI research.”

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