The topic of artificial intelligence (AI) has been up for debate for a long time. Creating something that can stand on par or be better than human intelligence carries a lot of risks that developers should be wary of. Fully understanding the potential for disaster, Google’s drive to give the world everything it can offer has led them to expand the services and research facility of DeepMind to cover Canada.
Google’s DeepMind is going to be working closely with Canada’s University of Alberta, very much the same way it did with experts from the U.K. The research lab is set to be built in Edmonton, Canada. According to reports, the University of Alberta is a notable figure in the world of reinforced learning, from which the idea and definition of AIs originate from.
DeepMind has actually been working with he University of Alberta for a considerable amount of time. In fact, many of its students and graduates have joined their ranks in developing the highly debated technology. The new Edmonton-based research facility will be run by University of Alberta professors: Rich Sutton, Michael Bowling, and Patrick Pilarski. When asked about what he thinks of DeepMind Alberta, Sutton has a few things to say on the matter.
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