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The University of Montreal announced that as of August they have a new addition to their institution with a brand new Artificial Intelligence laboratory, courtesy of Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology. The lab will work on the development of several different applications of AI algorithms, including translations, robotics, autonomous driving, and visual and voice recognition.
According to ZDNet, this research sector of Samsung will work on long-term technology with hopes that it will be practical and applicable in households within five to ten years into the future. One of these projects is an AI speaker, set to hit the market in the next year. In the long run, Samsung hopes to have AI features on all of their home electronics. Already, SAIT has developed cadmium-free quantum dot materials that are in use in Samsung televisions. The Korean company is also working with Kakao, a popular chat service, to sync its virtual assistant to their devices. All of these projects will keep Samsung in line with other tech giants like Facebook, who also has plans to build an AI lab in Montreal.