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Amazon Extends University Ties in AI Race

By | March 6th, 2017|Artificial Intelligence|

Amazon has launched a new program to help students build capabilities into its voice-controlled assistant Alexa, the latest move by a technology firm to nurture ideas and talent in artificial intelligence research. The ecommerce company said it is paying for a year-long doctoral fellowship at four universities for an undisclosed sum. Working with professors, the [...]

Samsung NEXT Announces $150M Fund to Expand Global Support of Early Stage Startups in Emerging Tech

By | January 9th, 2017|Artificial Intelligence, Corporate Venture|

Samsung NEXT (formerly Samsung Global Innovation Center) today announced at CES the creation of the Samsung NEXT Fund, a $150 million venture capital investment fund, to increase Samsung’s global support of early stage startups pursuing advanced software and services innovation. The Fund enables Samsung NEXT to build upon its multi-stage global innovation platform to empower [...]

Google Opens Montreal AI Lab to compete with Apple for artificial intelligence talent

By | November 22nd, 2016|*Promo, Artificial Intelligence, University-Industry Relations|

GOOGLE IS BUILDING a new artificial intelligence lab in Montreal dedicated to deep learning, a technology that’s rapidly reinventing not only Google but the rest of the internet’s biggest players. Hugo Larochelle will run the new lab after joining Google from the Twitter, where he was part of the company’s central AI team. It’s a [...]