Samsung opens an AI lab in Canada to focus on better algorithms
Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology has announced that it has opened an artificial intelligence lab in the University of Montreal, Canada, which will focus on developing core algorithms that can be used in various AI-related applications such as self-driving automobiles, language translations, robotics, and visual and voice recognition.
The company said that SAIT researchers from Korea, such as Yoshua Bengio who has an authority in deep learning and AI, will join the university staff for help in research and development. The lab will conduct research in collaboration with SAIT to improve artificial intelligence-related algorithms. The AI lab and SAIT will research on a long-term basis on the mentioned technologies so that they can be made commercially available in the next five to ten years.
The institute has already developed cadmium-free quantum dot materials, which are being used in high-end QLED TVs by Samsung. The company is also said to be working on an AI-powered wireless speaker, similar to that of the Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod, and Google Home. Samsung is also trying to include AI features in all its home appliance lineups by 2020.