The Weizmann Institute’s distinguished history in the computer sciences makes it the ideal home for the Artificial Intelligence Enterprise for Scientific Discovery. For example, in the 1950s, Weizmann scientists built Israel’s first computer – one of the first in the world. Today, they have already used AI to create a system that measures neurons after brain damage; satellites that analyze clouds and their role in climate change; methods for identifying a person’s likelihood of disease, even when they have no symptoms; advances toward computers that can produce smells; and other breakthroughs. Weizmann is also home to three Turing Award laureates, considered the Nobel Prize of computing.
This flagship project will drive an AI revolution at Weizmann – and in Israel. It will be built around an outstanding team of top scientists, engineers, and experts in machine learning, whose design of the algorithms, methodologies, and interfaces needed to integrate AI into a range of endeavors will establish Weizmann as a hub for forward-looking innovation in the field. The initiative will be forward-looking in its approach, including through global collaborations such as Weizmann’s historic partnership with the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence in the UAE. Such strategies will not only boost the pace of research, but attract the next generation of talented AI scientists.
The Artificial Intelligence Enterprise for Scientific Discovery will responsibly harness the power of AI, using it for medical advances such as improved treatments, personalized healthcare, and more accurate diagnoses; understanding climate change and protecting the environment; even improving education so that kids learn more creatively and effectively. Weizmann scientists are already using AI for the health of humanity, having developed a method of early diagnosis for acute myeloid leukemia; an algorithm that predicts risk of gestational diabetes; a technique that can accurately read heart EKGs; and an algorithm that diagnoses Covid from lung images. These early advances point toward an exciting new world in which AI will improve life for us all.
Brain and neural science. Artificial intelligence. Frontiers of the Universe. The Weizmann Institute of Science’s three flagship projects are moving these crucial areas of research into the future, forging new paths through creativity, collaboration, and cutting-edge technology.
Please join us as we enter an exciting new era of discovery! Your support will help Weizmann scientists make the next generation of breakthroughs … for the benefit of humanity.