Facebook hires prominent artificial-intelligence expert to open Montreal lab

Facebook hires prominent artificial-intelligence expert to open Montreal lab

Facebook Inc plans to open an artificial-intelligence laboratory in Montreal, which will be run by prominent AI researcher Joelle Pineau, two people familiar with the plan said on Friday.

Facebook logo is seen on a wall at a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F in Paris, France, January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/Files

TORONTO: Facebook Inc plans to open an artificial-intelligence laboratory in Montreal, which will be run by prominent AI researcher Joelle Pineau, two people familiar with the plan said on Friday.

The company will invest US$7 million to support AI research at academic institutions in Canada, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research said in a statement on its website.

(Reporting by Alastair Sharp in Toronto; Editing by Jim Finkle)

Source: Reuters

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