Sberbank plans to open an international institute of artificial intelligence in Russia. The plans to open such an institute in January 2021 were announced by the head of Sberbank German Gref on the first day of the AI Journey conference. According to him, the main mission of the institute is to provide an interdisciplinary approach to research to create general artificial intelligence.
A German scientist based in Switzerland, one of the world's most famous specialists in the field of artificial intelligence, Jürgen Schmidhuber, was invited to become an Honorary Director of Science of the Institute.
At the first stage, the institute will be academic, that is, focused on the symbiosis of fundamental research and their orientation towards applied areas of activity.