IBM and MIT to pursue joint research in artificial intelligence, establish new MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab

BREAKING: IBM invests $240 million to establish new AI lab w/@MIT:  @IBMResearch

  • The new lab will be one of the largest long-term university-industry AI collaborations to date, mobilizing the talent of more than 100 AI scientists, professors, and students to pursue joint research at IBM’s Research Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts — co-located with the IBM Watson Health and IBM Security headquarters in Kendall Square — and on the neighboring MIT campus.
  • IBM and MIT plan to issue a call for proposals to MIT researchers and IBM scientists to submit their ideas for joint research to push the boundaries in AI science and technology in several areas, including:

    In addition to IBM’s plan to produce innovations that advance the frontiers of AI, a distinct objective of the new lab is to encourage MIT faculty and students to launch companies that will focus on commercializing AI inventions and technologies that are developed at the lab.

  • Both MIT and IBM have been pioneers in artificial intelligence research, and the new AI lab builds on a decades-long research relationship between the two.
  • In 2016, IBM Research announced a multiyear collaboration with MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences to advance the scientific field of machine vision, a core aspect of artificial intelligence.
  • Currently, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the Media Lab, the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society serve as connected hubs for AI and related research at MIT.

IBM and MIT today announced that IBM plans to make a 10-year, $240 million investment to create the MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab in partnership with MIT. The lab will carry out fundamental artificial intelligence (AI) research and seek to propel scientific breakthroughs that unlock the potential of AI.

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Google Opens Montreal AI Lab in Global Race for Scarce Talent

Google Is in a Fierce Global Race for Scarce #AI Talent

  • Google is building a new artificial intelligence lab in Montreal dedicated to deep learning, a technology that’s rapidly reinventing not only Google but the rest of the internet’s biggest players.
  • Google Opens Montreal AI Lab to Snag Scarce Global Talent
  • Last year, Facebook opened an AI lab in Paris, another deep learning hotbed , after building its first lab around New York Univeristy professor Yann LeCun in Manhattan.
  • The team will operate as an extension of Google Brain, the central operation that works to spread AI across the entire company.
  • Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Are Remaking Themselves Around AI

Google is trying to get its hooks into the world’s top deep learning talent before its competitors do.
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