UAE State Institute to open AI Research Center in Israel

UAE-based Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is setting up a new AI/IR Research Center in Haifa. Yoelle Maarek, a former executive at Google, IBM, Amazon, and Yahoo, will head the center and serve as its Chief Researcher.
"Thrilled to start 2024 with an incredibly exciting new adventure! I am opening in Haifa, Israel, an AI/IR Research Center for the Technology Innovation Institute (TII). TII is the UAE-based institute that invented Falcon, one of the leading open-source Large Language Models.

We will work on some of the most interesting challenges in AI and at the same time contribute to the vision of scientific collaboration articulated in the Abraham Accords. I could not wish for a more exciting and meaningful adventure,” Maarek wrote on LinkedIn.