As they look to keep its dominance in not only the social media world, but as a business leader Facebook made a big move recently with the opening of a new Artificial Intelligence (AI)lab in Montreal, Canada. As part of the announcement the Silicon Valley-based company Joelle Pineau, who is the Co-Director of McGill University’s Reasoning and Learning Lab. To date Joelle’s work focused on developing and applying models and algorithms applying robotics to healthcare, transportation and language processing.
The lab represents the fourth one for Facebook, after ones in Palo Alto, New York, and Paris, and keep Facebook in competition with and similar AI research efforts Microsoft Google.
The company will also invest $7 million to support AI research at academic institutions in Montreal.
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