Samsung’s new AI lab in Montreal

multinational Samsung She officially moved into her new AI lab today, a 2,000 square feet space located in the heart of milesthe Montreal Artificial Intelligence Research Center established at Mile-Ex.

led by teacher Simone Lacoste Julienprofessor atUniversity of Montreal and member of milesIn Montreal, the SAIT AI (Samsung Advanced Institute for Artificial Intelligence Technology) lab in Montreal will conduct basic research on issues related to voice recognition, machine translation, and natural language understanding (the ability of a machine to understand the meaning of text).

Attracted by the cutting-edge expertise and quality of AI research in Montreal, Samsung He has been working closely with researchers from the capital since 2014.

“This collaboration has been particularly fruitful and has allowed us to develop expertise in voice recognition and machine translation. With the establishment of a local team in Montreal, Samsung wants to push its deep learning research even further,” he explains. Unso ShimSenior Vice President, Director of the Center for Software and Artificial Intelligence Research at Samsung Electronics.

Over the next five years, the Korean company plans to employ about twenty researchers in Montreal. The SAIT AI Lab in Montreal is already recruiting world-class researchers interested in furthering the understanding of the fundamental principles behind machine learning, in close collaboration with the ecosystem of miles.

The professor adds: “This new laboratory is based on a completely unique model in the world.” Lacoste Julien. It is a common laboratory, an integral part of the academic ecosystem of miles. All research conducted here has been conducted in an “open science” mode with the intention of benefiting the community. »

Founded by Professor Yoshua BingyuAnd the miles It is the result of cooperation betweenUniversity of Montreal and theMcGill Universityin close contact with Polytechnic of Montreal And the HEC Montreal.

“We are delighted to welcome a company of Samsung’s stature within our walls, where approximately 350 international AI researchers currently co-exist, Valerie PisanoPresident and CEO of miles. Montreal is home to the largest deep learning academic community in the world, and Samsung’s quest to expand its presence here will enhance our ability to attract the best minds. »

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.