Samsung Electronics announced on May 2 that it will relocate and expand the scale of the Montreal AI Lab in Canada, and will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) for system semiconductors in the future.

Samsung Electronics moved and expanded the Montreal AI Research Lab to the Mila Institute in Montreal, Canada on May 1. The Mila Institute is a specialized institution that conducts global in-depth study research in conjunction with the University of Montreal, the University of McGill research team, and AI developers at global companies.

Prior to the expansion, Samsung Electronics hired Simon Lacoste-Julien, a professor at the University of Montreal, as the research director of the Montreal AI Research Office. Professor Simon Lacoste-Julien has deep research in the fields of statistics, inferential learning and deep learning. In this lab, Samsung Electronics plans to focus on the AI technology of deep learning algorithms based on non-directed instruction and learning Generative Adversarial Networks
(GAN). On the other hand, it will continue to dispatch manpower to the area and use geopolitical relationships to develop leading-edge artificial intelligence experts.

After the establishment of the Korean AI Center in November 2017, Samsung Electronics has established AI research centers in Silicon Valley, Cambridge, Canada, Toronto, Moscow, Russia and New York. The Montreal AI Lab was established in October last year.