Earlier today Samsung Electronics announced that they had launched its sixth artificial intelligence research center, the latest located in New York. The AI Center will focus on robotics research. The company is seeking to strengthen its AI capabilities and has opened research institutes in South Korea, Britain, Canada, Russia and Silicon Valley of the United States.
Samsung’s new AI Center, located in the heart of Chelsea, will be led by Daniel D. Lee, Executive Vice President of Samsung Research and a global authority in AI robotics, who joined Samsung Electronics last June.
During the announcement in New York today, Lee, who is highlighted in our cover graphic, stated that “We are excited to open a new Samsung AI center in New York, which will specialize in robotics research. 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 centers in the region.”
Hyun-suk Kim, President and Head of Samsung Research, the advanced R&D arm of Samsung Electronics’ device business: “What we need now is to focus on creating new values that make people’s lives easier and more convenient by harnessing the power of AI in Samsung’s products and services. To do this, our Global AI Centers, including the New York AI Center, must play a pivotal role.”
Samsung has announced plans to expand its advanced AI research capabilities to employ about 1,000 specialists by 2020. This will be Samsung’s sixth AI center around the world, and it will work in partnership with Samsung’s other AI research facilities. The additional AI centers are located in Korea, the U.K., Canada, Russia, and Silicon Valley, the U.S.
With cooperation from a leading authority in neuroscience-based AI technologies, H. Sebastian Seung, Executive Vice President of Samsung Research, the New York AI Center will spearhead the advanced AI research in robotics. As the Chief Research Scientist of Samsung Electronics, Seung will also advise Samsung on advanced AI research in developing future business growth opportunities.
Sebastian Seung: “The field of AI has made revolutionary progress by finally embracing neural networks. This is just the beginning of a new era of innovation in AI, and we at the Samsung AI research center in New York are proud to be part of this exciting quest.”
The global AI Centers will contribute to Samsung’s AI research with their unique regional strengths, and Samsung is expected to expand its AI centers to other technology and talent-rich areas to cement its place as a leader of AI research in the industry.
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