dimanche 17 septembre 2017
FACEBOOK TO OPEN A CENTER IN MONTREAL
FACEBOOK TO OPEN A CENTER IN MONTREAL -
By Bernard Bujold
Facebook announced the opening of a new artificial intelligence center in Montreal on Friday September 15, 2017, marking the latest move by a U.S. firm to tap into Canada’s expertise in the technology, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Facebook plans to relocate staff from its headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., and also tap local talent, one person said. Late Thursday, the office of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he would deliver remarks in Montreal Friday at an event hosted by Facebook. A spokesman for Facebook didn’t immediately return a request for comment.
Facebook opened an office in Montreal in 2013 (advertising) in a move to better serve Quebec and French-speaking businesses looking to expand their presence on the social network. It also has offices in Toronto and Vancouver.
The new Facebook’s investment in Montreal comes within a year after Google also opened a new artificial intelligence lab dedicated to deep learning, a type of machine-learning technology. (source WSJ)
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