Samsung increases investment in AI

Samsung is to open a new artificial intelligence (AI) research centre in New York to strengthen its AI capabilities. Samsung has announced plans to employ 1,000 AI specialists by 2020. This will be Samsung’s sixth AI centre around the world, and it will work in partnership with Samsung’s other AI research facilities. The other AI centres are located in Korea, the UK, Canada, Russia, and Silicon Valley.

With cooperation from neuroscience-based AI technologies, H. Sebastian Seung, exec VP of Samsung Research, the New York AI Centre will spearhead AI research in robotics. As the chief research scientist of Samsung Electronics, Seung will also advise Samsung on advanced AI research in developing future business growth opportunities.

“What we need now is to focus on creating new values that make people’s lives easier and more convenient by harnessing the power of AI in Samsung’s products and services,” said Hyun-suk Kim, president and head of Samsung research, the advanced R&D arm of Samsung Electronics’ device business. “To do this, our Global AI Centers, including the New York AI Center, must play a pivotal role.”

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