[VANCOUVER, BC] AI service firm MINDsLab expressed to be an official member of the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) and plan to proceed collaborative research with its researchers for three years starting April 1st 2019. Amii is one of the top 3 AI research institutes in Canada following Element AI and Vector Institute. It has partnered with the University of Alberta and Google DeepMind to develop AlphaGo under the guidance of Richard Sutton, who is a founder of reinforcement learning, to lead the research about deep learning in each field.
According to press release from PRNewswire on March 25, MINDsLab, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, plans on making progress on Natural Language, Visual Intelligence (computer vision), and Reinforcement Learning, these are the latest areas for deep learning R&D. Korea's leading AI company MINDsLab worked on major AI projects inside and outside of Korea and has Samsung Electronics, Daegu Metropolitan City, and KEB Hana Bank as its client. Starting with becoming a member of Amii, MINDsLab aims to raise its in-house technologies to a higher level to compete in the global market and expand its business overseas, focusing on the North American market.
"MINDsLab, being a member of AMII, has the opportunity to emerge as the leading AI company in the world while expanding its business in the North American market." said TaeJoon Yoo, CEO of MINDsLab. He also mentioned that "MINDsLab holds multiple successful AI references in Korea and on its way to emerge as a player in the global markets. Paired together with Amii and Canada's active AI ecosystem, our company will be able to become a major AI service provider in the North American market."