Google increases its focus on AI with new machine learning research group

There’s no mistaking the fact that Google is one of many companies that consider machine learning to be the future of technology. This form of AI already powers many of its systems, such as image recognition functions, smart replies, spam filters, Google Translate, and even its self-driving car project. Now, the firm has announced the formation of a Zurich-based research group dedicated to the field. The Swiss city is already home to Google’s largest engineering office outside of the US. The engine that powers Knowledge Graph and the conversation engine powering the Google Assistant in Allo messenger were developed by the teams located here. According to a blog post by Emmanuel Mogenet, head of Google Research for Europe, the new group will be focusing on the key areas of machine…


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