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Ursula von der Leyen visits VUB-ULB AI for the Common Good institute (FARI)

  • June 25, 2021

The EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Federal Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and State Secretary Thomas Dermine visited BeCentral, to announce the Relance and Resiliance Plan for Belgium.

They discovered the joint initiative FARI: AI for the Common Good institute. FARI is an independent, not-for-profit Artificial Intelligence initiative led by two universities in Brussels: the VUB and the ULB. This initiative will aim at helping citizens, politicians and companies as well as not-for-profit organizations to address local, every day or long-term challenges in the Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium and Europe. It brings world-leading and future researchers to the service of the city. It reinforces a virtuous circle: the city encounters problems that FARI can help address with projects that in their turn could lead to major scientific advances, especially in the field of AI (Explainable and Trustworthy), Data (Open) and Robotics (human-centric).

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