Google selects U of G prof to be visiting faculty

Apr 18, 2018

Prof. Graham Taylor, School of Engineering, has been selected by Google's California head office as a visiting faculty member with the company's team of artificial intelligence (AI) researchers in Montreal.

Beginning in September, Taylor, a machine learning expert, will spend an eight-month research leave with Google's AI team in Montreal.

He plans to explore machine learning techniques intended to help improve decision-making by the AI systems in anything from Google Maps on your smartphone to smart tractors in the farm field.

Established to help further strengthen Canadian research in AI, Google's Montreal team began in 2016. The company has since opened a research facility in Toronto.

Taylor studies deep learning, intended to help machines to think and learn more like humans.

In Montreal, he plans to combine deep learning methods with reinforcement learning techniques.

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