The Champalimaud Foundation is the fourth best non-profit institution in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) in the world, according to Nature magazine. Portugal’s research is thus at the top of the world, which “is a pride for Portugal” and a “recognition of the merit and excellence of research,” according to Leonor Beleza, president of the institution, to the Diário de Notícias (DN).
The world’s top 10 listed by Nature includes the most prestigious institutions in countries such as Germany, the USA, Netherlands, Spain or the UK. The ranking was defined based on the use of knowledge of the brain applied to advanced mathematical models and took into account the number of publications in the AI field, as well as international collaborations.
“The Champalimaud Foundation presents the largest concentration of groups working in computational neuroscience in Portugal. The work that has been developed in the interest of science, using the most advanced methodologies, with unique equipment, is certainly crucial to obtain this result of which we are very proud,” says Leonor Beleza to DN.