Facebook Adds AI Labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh

In the wake of Facebook’s most recent scandal regarding the misuse of user information, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has sworn that the company will learn from its mistakes and continue building.  Facebook is opening new labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh that will be geared towards research on Artificial Intelligence (AI).  The company has hired three AI and robotics professors from both the University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon University. The hope is that these seasoned researchers will help recruit and train even more AI experts in the two cities.

This is not uncommon for Carnegie Mellon University, as it is known internationally for its high caliber robotics programs, but officials at the university are beginning to worry that not enough researchers are remaining at CMU to continue to uphold the prestige of its robotics programs. Nevertheless, the robotics and technology industries in Pittsburgh are robust and growing every day and will certainly be able to provide an ample pool of research potential.

Check out the full article by the New York Times below!

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