UiB is connected to academia, industry, businesses and public administration in AI via several partners. We are part of several national and international e-infrastructures related to AI.
NORA – Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium – is a Norwegian collaboration between 8 universities, 3 university colleges and 4 research institutes within AI, machine learning and robotics. UiB is one of the founding partners of NORA and chaired the steering board of NORA during the first three years of the consortium. From its start with 6 universities and a research center at the end of 2018, NORA has rapidly grown and doubled the number of its partners. It now has a national research school, and networks for industry and for supporing start up companies. NORA has established itself as a national authority whose advice is sought in national decision making. Together with our partners in NORA, we are strengthening Norwegian research, education and innovation within these fields.
NORA has an annual conference, and in November 2021 it was held in Bergen. The next conference will be held in Stavanger in June.
Norwegian Cognitive Center is a strong industry cross-over initiative to build Norway as a strong European AI hub and to attract world-leading expertise.
NCC is aiming to raise expertise and competence in artificial intelligence, and fuel and accelerate the implementation of AI by sharing and collaborating on data, resources, competence, insight, innovation and joint projects.