Highlights
IDSIA as a driver for Artificial Intelligence in Ticino and Switzerland
09 July 2021
Prof. Jürgen Schmidhuber, Scientific Director of the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA USI-SUPSI), was recently interviewed by SRF, the Swiss German-language radio and television, on the role of Ticino as a key hub for the development of Artificial Intelligence in Switzerland.

According to a 2019 ranking published by the American University of Standford, Switzerland is the second country in the world, right after Singapore, in Artificial Intelligence research. In addition, Ticino holds a top position in the European Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2021: it ranks second, just behind Zurich.

With its thirty years of experience, the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA USI-SUPSI) represents a driving force for artificial intelligence research in Ticino and is also a nationally and internationally recognised centre of excellence.

According to Professor Jürgen Schmidhuber, Scientific Director of IDSIA, Switzerland is still in a favourable position as a research centre in the field of artificial intelligence. However, the increasing role of emerging countries or established giants, such as China, which are competing in this market, cannot be ignored.

As part of ongoing studies, the report also focuses on drones and their applications in different fields, with particular reference to the value of the research carried out by Prof. Alessandro Giusti's team in collaboration with theSwiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. 

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