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How Samsung aims to use advanced AI to create business opportunities

Samsung announced that it will open a new artificial intelligence (AI) research centre in New York City, to strengthen its AI capabilities.

Located in the heart of Chelsea, the New York AI Centre will be led by Daniel Lee, EVP of Samsung Research and a global authority in AI robotics, who joined Samsung Electronics last June. 

With co-operation from a leading authority in neuroscience-based AI technologies, Sebastian Seung, Executive Vice President of Samsung Research, at the New York AI Centre 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.

“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,” says Samsung South Africa director Justin Hume.

“To do this, our Global AI Centres, including the New York AI Centre, 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 centre around the world, and it will work in partnership with Samsung’s other AI research facilities. The additional AI centres are in Korea, the U.K., Canada, Russia, and Silicon Valley.

“We are excited to open a new Samsung AI centre in New York, which will specialise in robotics research,” says Hume. 

“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 centres in the region.”

“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 Samsung is proud to be part of this exciting quest.”

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