Samsung latest tech company to set up artificial intelligence lab in Montreal

Sep 26 2017, 9:20 pm

Samsung is the latest tech company to set up an AI lab in Montreal.

The Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology has a new artificial-intelligence lab on the campus of Université de Montréal.

The lab is set up in the J.-Armand Bombardier Incubator and will be used to strengthen collaborative research with the team of computer-science professor Yoshua Bengio.

“There is a long-standing and fruitful research collaboration between us and Samsung and we are glad to see Samsung open a research lab here and join the amazing momentum that is turning Montreal into an international hub for AI, both academically and industrially,” Bengio said in a release.

The tech giant is sending researchers from South Korea to work with professors and students. Together, they will develop key algorithms and components for artificial intelligence such as voice/image recognition, translation, autonomous driving and robots.

Montreal has become a hotspot for AI research in Canada.

Last month, Facebook announced its plans to build an AI lab in Montreal. The social media giant has asked McGill University’s Joelle Pineau to lead the lab in Montreal.

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