Google Starts New AI Research Group in Europe to Beat Microsoft and Facebook

In an effort to take a lead in artificial intelligence, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has established a new AI research group in Europe. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, the group will mainly focus on making machines learn and understand the way humans do. Google, in one of its official blogs, mentions that the largest Google research facility outside the US is already in Zurich. It is the same research facility that came up with the conversation engine for Allo, Google’s smart chat software. Adding a separate artificial intelligence division to it means Google has something cooking. According to Google’s announcement, the research will follow three aspects: Machine intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Understanding, and Machine Perception. Machine learning is the phenomenon whereby machines or computers are designed to learn without being programmed every…


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