Google Sets Up Machine-Learning Research Lab in Europe

The new machine-learning research center will focus on turning Google’s ambitions in this space to reality, the company says. Google’s office in Zurich will be home to a new dedicated research group focused on advancing the company’s ambitions in the machine-intelligence arena.The group will work on finding ways to improve the company’s machine-learning infrastructure and developing products that put the technology to practical use. As part of the machine-learning research, the group will work on improving Google’s capabilities in areas like language, speech, translation and visual processing.In addition, the group will also focus on natural language processing and “machine perception,” a term Google applies to the task of teaching machines how to make sense of images, music, video and sounds. Features like the content-based search in Google Photos and the…


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