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DeepMind confirms AI research office closing in Edmonton – Edmonton
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DeepMind confirms AI research office closing in Edmonton – Edmonton

An artificial intelligence lab, whose opening in Edmonton spurred excitement about the future of the AI sector in Alberta’s capital, is set to close, according to a company spokesperson. In 2017, the Alphabet group’s DeepMind firm announced it was opening a research office in Edmonton, marking the first time the company had set up shop outside the U.K.The Alberta operation was led by several University of Alberta professors and worked on what DeepMind described as “core scientific research.”READ MORE: Prominent artificial intelligence firm to open 1st lab outside UK in EdmontonNews of the closure was first reported by Bloomberg on Tuesday. A company spokesperson confirmed the news in a statement issued to Global News on Tuesday afternoon.“DeepMind has made the difficult decision t...