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Germany approves extra €500m for AI research

The German government has decided to spend an additional €500 million on funding artificial intelligence in 2019.

The money will be spent on projects including academic research, knowledge transfer, social dialogue, technology assessment, qualification and data availability. Some of the funding will be administered by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to bring more talent from abroad to Germany. 

Anja Karliczek, Germany’s science minister, said the money would help the country to remain at the technology forefront of the world with AI “made in Germany”.

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