AI R&D

Cerence Forms Research Partnership with Mila

Cerence Forms Research Partnership with Mila

The newly formed automotive specialist Cerence Inc. has become a resident partner at the Mila Artificial Intelligence Institute in Quebec. The Institute’s lab is located near Cerence’s Montreal office, which employs more than 450 employees and is responsible for much of the company’s R&D. The close proximity will give Mila interns the opportunity to collaborate…

Nuance Forms Research Partnership with Academic AI Institute Mila

Nuance Forms Research Partnership with Academic AI Institute Mila

Nuance Communications is teaming up with Mila, an academic Artificial Intelligence institute based in Quebec. Mila was founded by 2018 Turing Prize winner Yoshua Bengio, and focuses on machine learning with an emphasis on language. Nuance, meanwhile, is a conversational AI specialist, and has developed voice-based solutions for industries ranging from healthcare to finance to…

Google Exec Emphasizes AI on Company’s 20th Anniversary

Google Exec Emphasizes AI on Company’s 20th Anniversary

Google’s leadership is betting on sophisticated conversational AI as the next big technological leap, suggest comments from the company’s head of search, Ben Gomes, on Google’s 20th anniversary. Speaking to The Guardian, Gomes placed a strong emphasis on the evolution of speech recognition technology, highlighting Google’s efforts over time including its initial experiments in the…

SenseTime Seeks to Shed Surveillance Rep with MIT Alliance

SenseTime Seeks to Shed Surveillance Rep with MIT Alliance

A joint funding program between SenseTime and MIT could deliver significant advancements in artificial intelligence technology. The MIT-SenseTime Alliance on Artificial Intelligence has announced funding for 27 projects covering a range of areas. One, for example, is a collaboration between academics from MIT’s Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, its Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences,…

Google Assistant Goes Bilingual

Google Assistant Goes Bilingual

The Google Assistant is now bilingual, and is on its way to a lot more smart devices. The voice-controlled AI assistant’s bilingualism represents an industry first. All the major virtual assistants, including Google Assistant, already supported multiple languages; but this is the first time that such a platform is able to fluently switch between two…