Samsung, much like most other tech companies out there, is investing copious amounts of resources into machine learning and AI research. To that end, it has now opened up a new facility in conjunction with KLE Technological University in Karnataka’s Hubballi. The company claims that it will be a one-stop hub for “young Millennials and Gen Z” to learn the ropes about technology.
The facility is called Samsung Student Ecosystem for Engineered Data (SEED) Lab and will be open to students and faculty members of the college, who will get the opportunity to work alongside Samsung engineers on cutting-edge projects. It will focus on domains of mobile camera tech, speech and text recognition, and machine learning.
Samsung wants to teach kids the technologies of the future
The benefits of the said research could trickle down into future Samsung smartphones. Although they pack one of the best hardware on the market, they lose out to the likes of Google due to lacklustre software. The speech and text recognition could, on paper, inch Bixby closer to market leaders such as Alexa.
SEED spans over 3,000 sq. ft. and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to work on AI, ML, Internet of Things & Connected Devices and 5G networks. It also has archives that allow researchers to store the vast amounts of data generated by the said research.
Samsung believes that India is flush with talent and an ideal place for nurturing talent. Industry and academia have had a long history of working together to share data and the endeavour should help Samsung advance some of its technologies. Ideally, we should see the fruits of the collaboration in action in the next year or so.