TCL, one of the world’s largest LCD TV manufacturers, opened the TCL Research Europe R&D centre on September 3 in Warsaw. It will be the largest R&D center outside of China belonging to the group, with more than 100 specialists to be employed there.
In cooperation with researchers from University of Warsaw they will work, among others areas, on the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The centre will be led by Dr Bartosz Biskupski, a Polish scientist and the previous head of the Artificial Intelligence department at Samsung.
Dr. Bartosz Biskupski commented: “Over 100 specialists in Artificial Intelligence will work at the Warsaw center, mainly engineers and researchers.”
TCL will cooperate with the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw based on the letter of intent signed on September 3 by Bartosz Biskupski and the dean of the faculty prof. Paweł Strzelecki. Both institutions will exchange of experience in the activities related to AI.
Dr. Biskupski added: “Specialists employed in the capital of Poland will work on how the AI algorithms can be used to ensure the best image quality and to deliver innovative functionalities of electronic devices.”
Using AI, the R&D centre will also focus on improvement of TCL products by teaching them to understand and to use human languages and making them more user-friendly.
“Experts will also work on optimizing AI algorithms so that they can be used directly in devices, not in the cloud,” Dr. Biskupski explained. “This will improve the privacy of users. TCL products are also supposed to react faster and to be less dependent on the availability of the Internet.”
The opening of TCL Research Europe was also attended by Deputy Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology Tadeusz Kościński, TCL chief technology officer, TCL Corporation senior vice president and TCL Corporate Research president Dr. Xiaolin Yan and the Director of the Economics and Trade Department of the Chinese Embassy in Poland Lijuan Liu.
Lijuan Liu commented: “We are very pleased with the investment of TCL in Poland. It is a proof of recognition of the scientific potential and an example of good economic relations between Poland and China. We are pleased that TCL will be able to benefit from the synergy of experience and skills of the Polish specialists.”
Research and development is a key field for TCL. The R&D department employs nearly 8000 employees and last year TCL invested $700 million in R&D.