The team, led by Professor Gregory Dudek, will develop technologies to improve wireless communications networks using artificial intelligence (AI).
Samsung’s AI Center announces the opening of a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Montreal, where its team will work to improve the quality of wireless networks as well as develop innovative robotic technology.
The Samsung Montreal Artificial Intelligence Center, founded in 2018 on Sainte-Catherine Street, recently moved to a new facility on Sherbrooke Street West, which is twice the size of the original laboratory. The center will also double the size of its team by adding 15 research scientists to apply advanced AI in telecommunications, machine learning, robotics and other multimodal interactions. Postgraduate students in related disciplines are also encouraged to improve their skills through an internship program.
Led by Gregory Dudek, a professor at McGill University and an expert in a wide range of AI technologies such as machine learning and robotics. Its mandate will be the development of state-of-the-art mobile communications and services with optimized data access and energy efficiency. This research is based on the convincing results of using AI to improve the quality of mobile network services, with demand growing rapidly. In addition, the team will be responsible for developing sensors for robotic systems designed for commercial and personal use, such as cleaning restaurants, kitchens or even home warehouses.
The Samsung Montreal Artificial Intelligence Center serves as a hub for collaboration with educational institutions, major universities and startups within the Montreal Artificial Intelligence community, while helping to increase the number of highly qualified local talent.
“The demand for mobile users for data has never been greater. The combination of AI and machine learning technologies will enable the transformations that are necessary for our daily use of mobile devices and reduce energy consumption, “he said. Professor Gregory Dudek, Vice President of Research at Samsung Electronics. “The strong ecosystem of artificial intelligence and the amount of innovative talent in the Montreal region provide us with a unique environment to reach new heights. »
The Samsung Montreal AI Center is part of a network of seven AI centers worldwide, including Samsung Research America Silicon Valley and the AI Centers in Toronto. It is one of two AI devices dedicated to AI in the metropolis of Montreal together with the SAIT AI Montreal laboratory (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology) based at the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA).
“The investment and expansion of Samsung’s Artificial Intelligence Center in downtown Montreal reaffirms that our metropolis is home to a highly regarded technology center, especially in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics and machine learning. Thanks to a large university network, world-renowned researchers and talent, the choice of Montreal for these companies is completely natural. We are excited about Samsung’s contribution to the larger AI ecosystem in Montreal, where the company is developing innovative and modern solutions, “he said. Luc Rabouin, Member of the Montreal Executive Committeeresponsible for economic and commercial development, knowledge, innovation and design.
Samsung has used the support services of Montreal International and Investissement Québec International in this expansion project.
“With more than 600 independent researchers and 14,000 students enrolled in AI-related programs, the Montreal region has one of the best talent reserves in the world in this sector. By investing in a new lab in downtown Montreal, Samsung recognizes the strength of our AI ecosystem while providing advanced students with a new career opportunity. Professor Gregory Dudek’s research in AI and robotics is recognized around the world, and we are proud that this research will move even further in Montreal, “he said. Stéphane Paquet, President and CEO of Montreal International.
“By deciding to open this new laboratory in the Montreal area, Samsung confirms that our AI ecosystem is very attractive,” he said. Hubert Bolduc, President of Investissement Québec International. “Our experts, located here and in Asia, will continue to support subsidiaries of foreign companies to facilitate their contribution to the creation and promotion of AI expertise, while investing in Quebec over the long term. »
About Samsung AI Center (MTL) (https://research.samsung.com/aicenter_montreal)
Based in Montreal, the second largest city in Canada and home to one of the fastest growing AI communities in the world, the AI Center is one of the AI centers in North America, along with centers in Silicon Valley and Toronto. The center conducts research on machine learning and language comprehension through multimodal interactions in collaboration with the center Samsung Research America Silicon Valley and the AI Centers in Toronto. The Samsung Artificial Intelligence Center also serves as a hub for collaboration with educational institutions, major universities and startups within the Montreal Artificial Intelligence community, drawing on AI’s exceptional talent in the region.
About Montreal International (www.montrealinternational.com)
Montreal International (MI) is a non-profit organization funded by the private sector, the governments of Quebec and Canada, the Montreal Metropolitan Community and the City of Montreal. MI’s mandate is to attract and retain foreign investment, international organizations, skilled workers and international students in the metropolitan area by offering them support services tailored to their needs.
The Quebec Investment (www.investquebec.com/quebec)
The mission of Investissement Québec is to actively participate in the economic development of Québec by stimulating business innovation, entrepreneurship and takeover, as well as investment and export growth. The company operates in all administrative regions of Quebec and supports the creation and development of businesses of all sizes through investments and tailored financial solutions. Investissement Québec also supports companies through consulting services and other support measures, in particular the technological support offered by Investissement Québec – CRIQ. Thanks to Investissement Québec International, the corporation supports companies in the field of exports and oversees the search for talent and foreign investment in Quebec.