About the AI-on-Demand Platform
The ultimate goal of the AI on-demand platform is to mobilise the European AI community to support businesses and sectors in accessing expertise, knowledge, algorithms and tools to successfully apply AI thereby generating market impact.
It aims to:
- serve as a central point to gather and provide access to AI-related knowledge, algorithms and tools;
- support potential users of AI in order to facilitate the integration of AI into applications;
- facilitate the interaction with existing data portals needed for AI algorithms, and resources, such as HPC or cloud computing, and support interoperability.
Funded by the European Commission under the H2020 programme, in January 2019, the AI4EU project commenced with the goal of developing the first iteration of the platform. The platform received support though the EC's funding of four European network of AI excellence centres (ICT48-2020) that would populate the platform with the outputs of their research and networking activities. Additional investment followed through the granting of six projects (CIT49-2020) that were tasked with enriching the services provided by the platform.
The next phase of platform's development will be implemented by a new set of projects. Commencing in 2022, a CSA project will advance services and tools of interest to the AI Research community. The interests of the innovation sector will be advanced firstly by a Preparatory Action under the Digital Europe and later by a larger project that will ensure the platform's offer value to the industrial organizations. Enrichment of the platform will be further ensured by the connection of multiple other EU projects and associated initiatives.