Samsung opens AI centre in Montreal

Samsung's Montreal AI center is its second research facility in Canada

The recent announcement compliments earlier news of multiple AI centres launched in North America and continues Samsung's efforts in AI that include the development of Samsung's virtual assistant, Bixby. That's exactly what the company has done today.

Samsung Electronics Co. on Friday said it has opened a new artificial intelligence (AI) research center in Montreal, which marks the seventh of its kind around the globe. Since the headquarters opening in November in Korea, the company has been expanding the lab network to Silicon Valley and NY in U.S.; Cambridge, U.K; Toronto, Canada; Moscow, Russia over the last one year.

"We are excited to open a new Samsung AI Centre in Montreal, which will conduct research in machine learning and robotics enabled multi-modal interactions", Dudek said.

The availability of key talent was a major contributing factor for this location. The company has built years of relationship with leading AI researchers at McGill University and the University of Montreal including Dr. Gregory Dudek, McGill University computer science professor and an AI technology expert.

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The city houses 250 researchers and 9,000 university students in AI-related programs.

"As the second AI research facility in Canada, we plan to do research in tandem with the Toronto AI Centre, established in May, and leverage the tremendous AI talent in Montreal".

"Samsung's AI Center reinforces Montreal's unique position and reputation as a global leader in the field of artificial intelligence".

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