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ELTE launches AI dept with support of Bosch

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Budapest's Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) on Monday launched Hungary's first Artificial Intelligence industrial department at its IT faculty, with the support of the local business of German engineering giant Bosch, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Research conducted at the ELTE-Bosch AI department is expected to contribute to the advancement of self-driving vehicles, industrial automatization, machine vision, and the development of systems used to map neural networks in the human brain.

By partnering with Bosch, ELTE can gain direct access to innovative industrial trends on an international scale, while Bosch can add to the output of its R&D activities, Innovation and Technology Minister László Palkovics said at the launch.

Bosch group's head in Hungary, István Szászi, said the company is supplying the department with an industrial foundation, know-how and the opportunity to put theoretical instruction into practice. He added that the 400 sqm department has undergone a renovation to add research workstations and cooperative areas to the space's lecture halls.

Szászi said one of the "most exciting" areas of research in which Bosch and ELTE cooperate is level 4 and 5 vehicle autonomy, which involves a degree of automatization that requires no human oversight or intervention.

ELTE deputy rector Lénárd Darázs said the university already has a number of AI-related projects underway.

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