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Huawei to back development of AI platform in Serbia

Author Radomir Ralev
Huawei to back development of AI platform in Serbia Source: Serbian Government

BELGRADE (Serbia), November 6 (SeeNews) - Serbia's government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Huawei for the development of an artificial intelligence (AI) platform, it said.​

The development of an AI platform will be financed with a $13 million (11.7 million euro) grant from the Chinese International Cooperation Development Agency, and as part of it, Huawei will provide cloud infrastructure to the Kragujevac State Data Center, the Serbian government said in a statement on Tuesday. 

The platform will enable the development of state-of-the-art e-government services based on the use of artificial intelligence, as well as the further development of education, research, innovation, science and economy, the Serbian government’s e-government office director Mihailo Jovanovic said after the signing of the MoU with Huawei in Shanghai.

Serbia is investing 30 million euro in the construction of a data centre in Kragujevac and plans to complete it in July 2020, a year after its start.

The Kragujevac data centre will spread on an area of four hectares and will have a few hundred employees, Jovanovic said earlier this year.

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