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Samsung Electronics to Develop AI Applicable to System Semiconductors
Montreal AI Lab to Focus on Fundamental AI Technologies
Samsung Electronics to Develop AI Applicable to System Semiconductors
  • By Michael Herh
  • May 3, 2019, 11:02
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Simon Lacoste-Julien, director of the Montreal AI Lab of the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology delivers a welcoming speech in a ceremony marking the lab’s relocation to a bigger building on May 1.

Samsung Electronics will rev up research activities on key technologies of artificial intelligence (AI) that can be applied to next-generation system semiconductors.

Samsung Electronics announced on May 2 that it moved its Montreal AI Lab of the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology to the Mila Institute building in Montreal, Canada on May 1 (local time). The move is aimed at strengthening research in fundamental technologies of the future artificial intelligence field.

The Mila Institute is a world-class deep-learning research lab where researchers from the University of Montreal, McGill University and global companies work together under the guidance of professor Yoshua Benjio, one of the world's three greatest scholars in the deep learning field. Samsung Electronics became the first Korean company to move into the Mila Institute building.

Samsung Electronics brought in Simon Lacoste-Julien, a professor of the University of Montreal and a member of the Mila Institute and appointed him as head of the Montreal AI Lab.

Samsung Electronics plans to concentrate on researching innovative technologies such as new deep learning algorithms and on-device AI based on unsupervised learning and generative adversarial networks (GANs) at the Montreal AI Lab. In addition, the company will use the Montreal AI Lab as a training center for leading artificial intelligence researchers.

"The Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology will concentrate on artificial intelligence research applied to system semiconductors," said Hwang Sung-woo, deputy director of the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology. “Through the Montreal AI Lab, we will reinforce fundamental innovation research on artificial intelligence theories and next generation deep learning algorithms among others that will shape our future in the next ten years."