Imagga, a leading AI and image recognition company, is proud to announce its membership in the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (CLAIRE). This significant step aligns with Imagga’s commitment to advancing AI research and innovation within Europe and contributing to the continent’s leadership in the global AI landscape.

CLAIRE Vision for Europe

Launched in 2018, CLAIRE (Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe) is a visionary initiative to foster European excellence in AI research and innovation. CLAIRE’s extensive network of AI research labs forms a pan-European confederation dedicated to ensuring that Europe remains at the forefront of AI advancements. The initiative draws inspiration from the success of CERN, aiming for similar brand recognition and impact, but in the AI domain.

CLAIRE’s mission is to develop trustworthy AI technologies that augment human intelligence rather than replace it, benefiting European citizens and society. The organization seeks to address grand societal challenges, including climate change, energy, mobility, food security, healthcare, and inclusive, secure societies.

Imagga’s Contribution to European AI Ecosystem

By joining CLAIRE, Imagga reinforces its dedication to contributing to the European AI ecosystem. This collaboration will enhance Imagga’s ability to leverage CLAIRE’s extensive network and state-of-the-art facilities, driving innovation and promoting knowledge exchange among Europe’s brightest AI minds.

“Imagga is excited to join CLAIRE and contribute to the collective effort of making ‘AI made in Europe’ a global standard,” said Georgi Kadrev, CEO of Imagga. “We believe that our expertise in image recognition and AI solutions will complement CLAIRE’s mission to foster innovation and excellence in AI research across Europe.”

The Importance of European Leadership in AI

AI is a transformative technology with the potential to drive progress across all sectors of the economy and society. However, Europe has lagged in turning new AI technologies into global products and services, increasing its dependence on non-European AI solutions. This dependency poses risks to Europe’s economic, strategic, and cultural sovereignty.

CLAIRE aims to reverse this trend by establishing a pan-European network of Centres of Excellence in AI and a central facility with Google-scale, CERN-like infrastructure. This initiative will support existing talent, promote new research opportunities, and ensure that AI developments align with European values and needs.

CLAIRE’s Vision for the Future

CLAIRE envisions a future where Europe leads in AI research and innovation, with state-of-the-art AI technologies developed and controlled within Europe. This vision includes:

  • Enhanced Funding and Infrastructure: Advocating for significant investments in AI-specific computational infrastructure and research networks.
  • Collaborative Research Environment: Creating an inclusive environment where researchers from various stages of their careers can collaborate and exchange knowledge.
  • Public and Private Sector Collaboration: Engaging with stakeholders to foster innovation, citizen engagement, and industry collaboration.
  • Human-Centered AI: Focusing on AI technologies that augment human capabilities and are developed with transparency and societal values in mind.

Imagga’s membership in CLAIRE marks a significant milestone in the company’s journey to advance AI research and innovation. Together with CLAIRE, Imagga is poised to contribute to Europe’s ambition to become a global leader in AI, ensuring that AI technologies developed in Europe are competitive, trustworthy, and beneficial to society.