Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy. That is the theme of the new Chair from CISB’s program in partnership with Saab AB and Linköping University, based on Professor Fredrik Heintz broad and well regarded research. The focus of the Chair is to establish, strengthen and deepen the collaboration with the main Brazilian researchers and enterprises in the area, connecting them with Sweden, one of the most innovative countries in the world.
“There are many good groups which are doing interesting and important research. We are now exploring how to set up joint projects, both on research and education. We want to join forces and leverage the strengths from Sweden and Brazil,” highlights Professor Heintz, who has a very prominent career. Apart from lecturing, he is also Graduate School Director at Wallenberg AI Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), as well as chairman of the Swedish AI Society, and a member of the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, appointed by the European Commission, along with many other accomplishments.
In order to establish the Chair in AI and Autonomy, there are several activities in research, education, networking and mobility that need to be conducted. For Professor Heintz, the outlook is to “establish lasting research connections between Sweden and Brazil, with researchers going in both directions on a regular basis combined with joint scientific publications and PhD students.”
“Within the framework of CISB’s Chair programs, this one is the broadest and with the greatest potential effect on the collaboration between Brazil and Sweden,” says Alessandra Holmo, the institution’s Managing Director. Adding that “in our previous Chairs we focused on Aeronautics and this one is the first that is focused on Artificial Intelligence, which through its wide-range can impact Aeronautics, Smart Cities, Life Sciences, as well as many other areas.”