Google opens new AI lab in Montreal and creates .4M research grant

Over the last few years, Google Inc. has become one of the top players in artificial intelligence research, with promising results from high-profile projects like AlphaGo and Magenta. Now, the search engine giant has announced that it will be expanding its AI focus to Canada with the creation of a new AI and deep learning research group in Montreal. The group will be connected to the Google Brain team at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google also said that it will also give a $4.5 million CAD ($3.375 million USD) grant to the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms. According to Google, MILA’s new grant will go toward funding seven AI research faculty members at the University of Montreal and McGill University, including such well-known AI researchers as Yoshua Bengio, Pascal Vincent, Aaron…

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