Samsung Announces its Plan to Develop AI-Powered Multi-Device System

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By providing multiple touchpoints where a user can interact with AI, Samsung said its multi-modal interaction platform will make experiences more relevant and personal

Continuing its effort of leveraging the power of AI in communication technology, Samsung Electronics is planning to develop a multi-device platform — a variety of AI-enabled devices that communicate seamlessly with each other — to make experiences more personal and relevant.

The South Korean tech giant presented its future vision for AI while opening this week a new AI centre in Montreal, Canada. The centre is Samsung’s seventh AI research facility to open this year making it the fourth in North America alone.

By providing multiple touchpoints where a user can interact with AI, Samsung said its multi-modal interaction platform (voice, vision, screen, touch) will make experiences more Gregory Dudek  Gregory Dudek relevant and personal in the future.

Noting that multi-device systems is one of the key elements that will move AI to being more widely adopted,  Larry Heck, Head of AI Centres for Samsung Research America, asserted that Samsung is uniquely positioned to be a leader in this regard.

Gregory Dudek to lead Montreal AI Centre

Gregory Dudek of the McGill University School of Computer Science and an expert in a wide range of AI technologies — from Machine Learning to human-robot interactions — will lead the Montreal AI Centre.

The new Samsung AI Centre in Montreal will conduct research in machine learning and robotics enabled multi-modal interactions, according to Dudek.

Samsung is also planning to expand its AI research centres to other technology and talent-rich areas. Earlier this year, the company announced its plans to expand the number of advanced AI researchers to a total of about 1,000 globally by 2020.




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