The dollars marched in two by two: Huawei tips m into Berkeley AI lab

Chinese firm’s Noah’s Ark lab to hook up with US brainboxes Huawei is handing $1m to the University of California Berkeley’s AI lab to foster a research and development partnership between industry and academia. Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab will work with the Noah’s Ark Laboratory of Huawei to accelerate research into the main areas of AI, which includes “deep learning, reinforcement learning, machine learning, natural language processing and computer vision.” BAIR has over 30 faculty members and more than one hundred graduate students applying AI in different subjects from robotics to cyber security. The Noah’s Ark Lab specialises in data mining and machine learning which has been used in Huawei’s smartphones to improve telecom networks and cloud computing products. Huawei hasn’t hinted at what sort of AI products…


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