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Serbia launches AI platform in support of govt, startups

Serbia launches AI platform in support of govt, startups photo: Serbian president's office/ Dimitrije Golp

BELGRADE (Serbia), December 7 (SeeNews) - Serbia officially launched a national artificial intelligence (AI) platform at the State Data Centre in Kragujevac, in the central part of the country, which will provide services to the government, local universities and startups, the Serbian government said.

The national AI platform is in fact a state-of-the-art supercomputer, manufactured by US company NVIDIA, which can process enormous amount of data within a short period of time, the government said in a statement issued after the official opening ceremony on Monday.

The Kragujevac data centre, worth 30 million euro ($33.8 million), covers 14,000 square metres and was built in less than a year and a half, the government added.

All data from health centres in Serbia will be collected at the data centre, the statement quoted President Aleksandar Vucic as saying at the ceremony.

The platform will also make it possible to monitor the changes that will occur in the next ten years in the quality of soil for environent-protection and agricultural purposes.

The Serbian IT sector generates more than 9.2% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP), Vucic also said.

(1 euro = 117.5731 Serbian dinars)