One of the world’s leading research universities is partnering with IBM to advance artificial intelligence tech that can improve the lives of senior citizens.

The University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) and IBM will pool their expertise in the areas of AI, tech and life sciences at the new Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living Center (AIHL), located on the university’s campus. The collaboration is part of the Cognitive Horizons Network, an IBM-led initiative which sees top universities work together to unlock the potential of AI.

“We’re committed to collaborating with the best minds in academia to inspire the next generation of scientists by providing access to leading-edge AI tools and expertise to solve real problems that impact human lives,” explained Dr John Kelly III, IBM senior vice president, Cognitive Solutions and IBM Research. “This new collaboration with UC San Diego is the latest example of how we’re executing on this AI vision – and we are thrilled to bring our global AI research resources to Southern California to engage the wealth of local talent.”

The project aims to pioneer platforms that can ultimately enable older citizens to live an independent – and better standard of life – for longer.

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