Dr. Meric Gertler, President, University of Toronto, congratulates Dr. I.P. Park, President & Chief Technology Officer, LG Electronics Inc., on the announcement of LG’s North American AI Research Lab that establishes the company as a global leader in AI research. The company also entered into a multi-million dollar research partnership with the University of Toronto. Photo: LG
LG Electronics Inc. (LG) says it is poised to define the future of artificial intelligence (AI) for consumers and businesses in the years ahead with the establishment of a major new AI research presence in North America in collaboration with leaders in academia and start-ups.
This week marks the launch of the new LG Electronics AI Research Lab in Canada, an extension of the newly expanded LG Silicon Valley AI Lab in Santa Clara, Calif.
Supporting LG’s vision of AI as a key future growth engine, the North American labs further enhance LG’s global research capabilities, which include AI labs in South Korea, India, and Russia.
In addition, LG is entering into a new research partnership with the University of Toronto, which is recognized worldwide for its AI and machine learning expertise, particularly in the area of deep learning.
Under its five-year, multi-million-dollar research partnership with the University of Toronto, LG will build on its Open Platform-Open Partnership-Open Connectivity strategy to expand the AI ecosystem.
The new lab will capitalize on the expertise of researchers at the University of Toronto who will now have the opportunity to work collaboratively with LG’s growing U.S. and Canadian AI R&D teams.
Complementing this work, LG intends to collaborate with and invest in North American start-ups.