Semiconductor company Intel Corporation said earlier this week that they are planning to invest $12 million in a visual computing center in Europe. The Intel Visual Computing Institute will be located at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany. The $12 million investment will be made over the next 5 years.
The Intel lab in Germany will apply research to interactive computer graphics and will focus on natural user interfaces. There will be about a dozen researchers working at the facility through the University and Intel. Other employees that will work in the lab include those at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems along with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence.
“Intel’s visual computing vision is to realize computer applications that look real, act real and feel real,” stated an Intel press release. “A key mission of the latest member of Intel Labs Europe is to contribute to the company’s tera-scale research program, which explores how multiple computing cores will be used to produce higher-performance computing and more life-like graphics.”