Facebook opens AI lab in Montréal

Facebook announced the creation of an artificial intelligence (AI) research lab in Montréal and plans to hire about thirty scientists over time to do R&D in AI and in machine learning.

“Greater Montréal is an AI hub. The city has the highest concentration of researchers in the world and it’s home to the largest and most distinguished group of deep learning researchers,” said Hubert Bolduc, President and CEO of Montréal International. “It’s really no surprise to see Facebook joining the other global giants in Montréal’s ecosystem.”

The social media giant’s fourth lab (after New York City, Paris and Silicon Valley) will be headed by Joëlle Pineau, Associate Professor and Co-director of the Reasoning and Learning Lab at McGill University’s School of Computer Science. She will be assisted by Pascal Vincent, Associate Professor at Université de Montréal’s Department of Computer Science and Operations Research and a researcher at the Montréal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA).

Read the full story at montrealinternational.com.

Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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