European scientists want an AI hub to avoid brain drain

Apr 25, 2018, 7:31 AM EDT
(Source: Marco Verch/flickr)
(Source: Marco Verch/flickr)

Alarmed by the drastic pace with which young talented researchers across Europe have ditched their studies, chasing six-figure salaries in American companies, a consortium of European scientists has written an open letter to the governments highlighting the need for an AI hub to stop this brain drain.

The scientists propose that the European Lab for Learning and Intelligent Systems, or Ellis, would employ computer engineers, mathematicians and other scientists at its centers in various European countries to keep pace with AI research in the U.S. and China, writes The Guardian.

Like the European Molecular Biology Lab, the multinational institute would be funded as an intergovernmental organization, reports New Electronics.