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DeepMinds first international AI research office lands in Alberta

Alphabets DeepMind is expanding beyond its U.K. home, with a new international office based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The research-focused office is being set up in close partnership with the University of Alberta, and will be led by UAlberta academics Rich Sutton, Michael Bowling and Patrick Pilarski, in the latest example of Canadian AI-focused scholars getting the chance to contribute to private-sector endeavors while continuing to work on their academic research and teaching, too. Alongside Sutton, Bowling and Pilarski will be Adam White, returning to Alberta as an adjunct professor,…

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