The company will invest in the group and facilities 240 million dollars over the next ten years.

The artificial intelligence has become one of the pillars of business IBM . With Watson as the spearhead of a series of initiatives aimed at boosting its use and research applications, the US multinational is making an important commitment to this technology, which according to its president and CEO, Ginny Rometty, will have a total impact on the life of people at the beginning of the next decade.

The latest move by the company in the sector promises to open a new route of research. IBM has announced the opening of an artificial intelligence lab in conjunction with MIT , the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With this center, the institution and the corporation join forces to investigate the issue, seeking to “advance scientific achievements that unlock the potential of AI,” they explain in a statement .

The MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab will be launched through a $ 240 million investment by the company, which it will manage over the next ten years. It is one of the largest collaborations between industry and university in artificial intelligence to date, highlighting from IBM, and will bring together more than 100 people in its center, among scientists specialized in the subject, teachers and students.

Among the objectives that IBM proposes with collaboration is the advancement in hardware and software related to AI, especially in deep learning algorithms; the increased impact of this technology on other industries, such as health; and research into the economic and ethical implications of artificial intelligence.