Google announces EU-based machine learning research group

Fortune reports on Google’s plans for a research group in Switzerland dedicated to machine learning. Machine learning consists of “systems that can learn things and come up with predictions from sets of data, without being specifically programmed to do so.” Machine learning currently powers Google’s translation engine, its Inbox “smart reply” feature, spam recognition in Gmail, and assists Google’s driverless cars examine their surroundings. The research group will work on machine intelligence, speech recognition, natural language processing, and machine perception, such as identifying images in photos and recognizing handwriting. “We look forward to collaborating with all the excellent computer science research that is coming from the region, and hope to contribute towards the wider academic community through our publications and academic support,” wrote Emmanuel Mogenet, head of Google Research in Europe.Full Story

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