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Google’s DeepMind Turns To Canada For Artificial Intelligence Boost

7 July, 2017

Google’s DeepMind Turns To Canada For Artificial Intelligence Boost

Google’s high-profile artificial intelligence unit has a new Canadian outpost.

DeepMind, which Google bought in 2014 for roughly $650 million, said Wednesday that it would open a research center in Edmonton, Canada. The new research center, which will work closely with the University of Alberta, is the United Kingdom-based DeepMind’s first international AI research lab.

DeepMind, now a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, recruited three University of Alberta professors from to lead the new research lab. The professors—Rich Sutton, Michael Bowling, and Patrick Pilarski—will maintain their positions at the university while working at the new research office.

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