braceworksDeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence research division of Google, announced Wednesday it was setting up its first international AI research lab in downtown Edmonton. The 10-person lab, which will operate in partnership with the University of Alberta, will be headed by three of the U of A’s top AI academics: Rich Sutton, Michael Bowling and Patrick Pilarski.  “This is a huge reputational win for the University of Alberta,” said the U of A’s dean of science, Jonathan Schaeffer, himself an AI pioneer. Read More