Samsung Expands AI Research With Three New Centers in Canada, Russia, and The U.K.

“Samsung has a long history of pursuing innovation and we are excited to be bringing that same passion and technology leadership to AI,” – Hyun-suk Kim, President and Head of Samsung Research

Samsung Expands AI Research With Three New Centers in Canada, Russia, and The U.K.

As part of Samsung’s global and collaborative efforts to advance the practical applications of AI, Samsung Research has added three new AI Centers: one in Cambridge, United Kingdom; one in Toronto, Canada; and another in Moscow, Russia. In addition to its two Centers in Korea and the United States, Samsung Research now has a grand total of five AI Centers operating around the globe to explore the full potential of AI technology.

Samsung is thinking globally with its R&D efforts with plans to increase the number of advanced AI research to 1,000 by the year 2020.

“Samsung has a long history of pursuing innovation and we are excited to be bringing that same passion and technology leadership to AI,” said Hyun-suk Kim, President and Head of Samsung Research at the opening ceremony of the new AI Center in Cambridge.  

Although connected under the same organization, each center is operating with a unique goal in mind under the distinct vision of its leaders. The Samsung AI Center in Cambridge will be lead by Andrew Blake, known as a pioneer in the development of the theory and algorithms which make it possible for computers to behave as seeing machines. The center in Toronto will be lead by Larry Heck, an expert in virtual personal assistant technologies. And the Moscow center is focusing on Russian expertise in mathematics, physics, and fundamental sciences under the leadership of Professor Dmitry Vetrov, who will lead the Center’s research on AI algorithms.