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Switzerland - a hub for artificial intelligence (AI)

Switzerland is home to world-renowned universities and research institutes in the area of AI. This proximity to cutting-edge research is one important reason why renowned tech giants such as Google, IBM or Microsoft run their AI research from here.

Switzerland - a hub for artificial intelligence (AI)

Switzerland is home to world-renowned universities and research institutes in the area of AI, including ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne, the University of St. Gallen, and the IDSIA in Lugano. This proximity to cutting-edge research is one important reason why renowned tech giants such as Google, IBM or Microsoft run their AI research from here. Thanks to its traditional strength in the area of life sciences, Switzerland also drives AI developments in healthcare. In relation to its population, the country boasts the highest number of AI patents worldwide, which emphasizes its great potential for innovation. Companies based here benefit significantly from efficient technology transfer, sustainable software systems and unbureaucratic support from cantons and the government.

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