Google has joined forces with the University of Oxford in the UK in order to better study the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in the areas of image recognition and natural language processing.
The hope is that by joining forces with an esteemed academic institution, the research will progress more rapidly than going it alone for its DeepMind project. In total, Google has hired seven individuals (who also happen to be world experts in deep learning for natural language understanding), three of which will remain as professors holding joint appointments at Oxford University.
As part of the agreement, Google will also be making an undisclosed “substantial” donation to establish a research partnership with the university’s Computer Science Department and the Engineering Department. This’ll include student internships, a joint lecture series and workshops.
➤ Teaming up with Oxford University on Artificial Intelligence [Google Europe blog]
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