Intel Ireland to create new AI incubator programme at Talent Garden

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Chipmaker Intel has announced plans to initiate an incubator programme at Talent Garden in Dublin City University. The innovation AI lab is the first of its kind, alongside the partnership between Talent Garden and Intel.

The significance of Talent Garden

Talent Garden creates campuses to "empower digital tech communities and connect them locally." The space also encourages co-working, digital training, and networking in the heart of Dublin City University's innovation campus, DCU Alpha.

Davide Dattoli, Talent Garden CEO and founder, said that the initiative collects the best digital talent in the same space. "In the digital sector, you need connections. We create a physical space where we bring together 3,500 innovators in eight different countries," he commented.

The partnership between the two will create the first AI innovation lab in Talent Garden. "We will try to put together their researchers with external start ups working in this area to try to create collaboration between the two worlds," Dattoli added.

Intel shifts towards emerging technologies

Over the past few years, the chipmaker has shifted away from personal computing. Instead, Intel is now beginning to explore and invest in emerging technologies such as AI and IoT.

As a result, Intel Ireland stated that the company is now “looking to identify and enable an indigenous cohort" of innovators. These innovators are expected to "take part in what will be a structured programme of technical guidance and support.”

A boost for Intel

Last month, US chipmaker Qualcomm accused Apple of stealing its chip technology and disclosing confidential information to rival manufacturer Intel. If Apple do switch to Intel's improved semiconductors, Qualcomm could lose billions of dollars in sales.

According to Qualcomm, Apple conducted a “multi-year campaign of sloppy, inappropriate and deceitful conduct” to divert Qualcomm's business to its competitors. Both Apple and Intel declined to comment.

Regardless of this semiconductor feud, Intel's partnership with Talent Garden is good news for the tech giant. Dattoli insisted that the facility provides crucial digital skills for companies of all sizes.

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