Samsung Electronics will open a new artificial intelligence (AI) research centre in New York City, the US, to strengthen its AI functionalities. Located in the heart of Chelsea, the 'New York AI Center' will be led by EVP of Samsung Research and a global authority in AI robotics, Daniel D. Lee, who joined Samsung Electronics in June 2017. With cooperation from a leading authority in neuroscience-based AI technologies, EVP of Samsung Research, H. Sebastian Seung, the New York AI Center aims to 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, according Telecompaper.
Samsung has announced plans to expand its advanced AI research functionalities 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 centre are located in Korea, the UK, Canada, Russia, and Silicon Valley, the US.
The facility is located at 123 West 18th St, New York. The facility’s opening ceremony was held on 7 September in New York City. The global AI centres will contribute to Samsung’s AI research with their unique regional strengths, and Samsung is expected to expand its AI centres to other technology and talent-rich areas to cement its place as a leader of AI research in the industry.