Google is expanding its DeepMind AI division with research office in Canada

Google is betting big on artificial intelligence. Its DeepMind subsidiary has announced plans to expand its operations to Canada in order to accommodate the company’s ever-growing research initiatives. In a blog post yesterday, CEO Demis Hassabis revealed DeepMind will be opening its first ever international research space in Edmonton. The undertaking will unfold in a close collaboration with the University of Alberta (UAlberta). “It was a big decision for us to open our first non-UK research lab,” Hassabis said. “[W]e’ve had particularly strong links with the UAlberta for many years: nearly a dozen of its outstanding graduates have joined us at…

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