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Samsung Electronics expands SAIT AI Lab Montreal

Samsung Electronics is to expand the ‘Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) artificial intelligence (AI) Lab Montreal’ in Canada.

The lab will help the company strengthen its fundamentals in AI research and drive competitiveness in system semiconductors.

The lab is located in Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (Mila).

Founded by Professor Yoshua Bengio at the University of Montreal, Mila is one of the greatest research centres in the field of deep learning and has a partnership with the University of Montreal and McGill University.

SAIT AI Lab Montreal has an open workspace with the aim of working closely with the AI research communities in Mila.

The lab will focus on unsupervised learning and Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) research to develop disruptive innovation and breakthrough technologies, including new deep learning algorithms and the next generation of on-device AI.

To drive the effort, the lab has actively recruited leaders in deep learning research, including Simon Lacoste-Julien, Professor at the University of Montreal, who recently joined as the leader of the lab.

In addition, Samsung is planning to dispatch R&D personnel in its Device Solutions Business to Montreal over time and use the lab as a base for training AI researchers and collaborating with other advanced AI research institutes.

The lab continues to build a strong relationship with Yoshua Bengio, one of the world’s greatest experts on deep learning, machine learning, and AI.

Professor Yoshua Bengio said, “Samsung’s collaboration with Mila is well established already and has been productive and built strong trust on both sides.

“With a new SAIT lab in the midst of the recently inaugurated Mila building and many exciting research challenges ahead of us in AI, I expect even more mutually positive outcomes in the future.”