The AI Center of Excellence will form the point of aggregation for AI-related expertise, resources and capabilities for the purpose of creating AI-enabled solutions for commercial and public sector customers, incubating AI start-ups, and facilitating R&D opportunities for research organizations. It will compliment and strengthen Regional industry hubs, including video gaming, nanotechnology, and life sciences.
The AI Center — the first of its kind in the Northeast — will have a suite of spaces to host educational activities, conferences and events, and showcase AI capabilities to the public. The Center will also sponsor a range of educational outreach programs designed to elevate the Capital District to becoming the most AI literate community in the world. The AI Center of Excellence is being designed to perpetuate AI literacy and learning across all demographics segments.
“Our motivation to establish the first Artificial Intelligence Solutions Center of Excellence is to position New York state as a leader in field of AI and to drive an ecosystem of AI research, solution development and jobs,” said deFacto Global CEO Bob Bedard. “We envision the deFacto Global family will be joined by many other companies and major universities, each utilizing the AI Center and becoming privy to the latest and most advanced technologies which we can integrate into our product, deFacto Planning, and other solutions that we will develop for our customer.”