JOHANNESBURG – Samsung announced on Monday that it would open a new artificial intelligence (AI) research centre in New York to strengthen its AI capabilities.
Samsung said it planned to expand its advanced AI research capabilities to employ about 1 000 specialists by 2020. This would be Samsung’s sixth AI centre around the world, and it would work in partnership with Samsung’s other AI research facilities.
The additional AI centres are in Korea, the UK, Canada, Russia, and Silicon Valley, the US.
“We are excited to open a new Samsung AI centre in New York, which will specialise in robotics research,” said Justin Hume, director: integrated mobility at Samsung South Africa. “New York is one of the world’s great cities, and with this new facility we will be able to leverage the tremendous talent in the area. We also look forward to collaborating with top universities and academic centres in the region.”
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