Strengthening our commitment to Canadian research

(French translation below)Three months ago we announced the opening of DeepMinds first ever international AI research laboratory in Edmonton, Canada. Today, we are thrilled to announce that we are strengthening our commitment to the Canadian AI community with the opening of a DeepMind office in Montreal, in close collaboration with McGill University.Opening a second office is a natural next step for us in Canada, a country that is globally recognised as a leader in artificial intelligence research. We have always had strong links with the thriving research community in Canada and Montreal, where large companies, startups, incubators and government come together with ground-breaking teams, such as those at the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA) and McGill University.We are delighted that DeepMind Montreal will be led by one of the pioneers of this community,Doina Precup, Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at McGill, Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and a member of MILA. Doinas expertise is in reinforcement learning – one of DeepMinds specialities – which is critical for areas such as reasoning and planning.In her new position, Doina will continue to focus on fundamental research at McGill, MILA, and DeepMind.Read More