Google investing .5 million in Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms

Montreal’s burgeoning AI and machine learning ecosystem just got a boost. Today, the Canadian Press reported that the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA) at the Université de Montréal will receive $4.5 million over three years from Google to support its research. Google will also open an AI research group at its Montreal office. “(AI) will affect pretty much every economic sector; right now is just the tip of the iceberg,” Yoshua Bengio, head of MILA, told The Canadian Press. “One of the things we are going to see more of is how these technologies affect how we interact with computers.” Bengio said that MILA has attracted interest from “most” major IT companies, including some funding, though no specifics on which IT companies were provided. In October, Bengio was among…


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