• Nanoport opens Silicon Valley R&D lab for touch-feedback hardware

    2 monthes ago - By VentureBeat

    Canadian tech company Nanoport has opened a new lab in Silicon Valley to develop next-generation mobile gear, including a new kind of touch-feedback, or haptic, technology that could be used in smartphones or game controllers.
    Tim Szeto, CEO and founder of Nanoport, said in an interview with VentureBeat that the new lab in Santa Clara, California, will grow to about 20 people and it will focus on research that is beyond the normal range of product development.
    Nanoport is privately funded and it spun out of another company, Nanomagnetics , which created a new way of combining objects with...
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  • Facebook's new AI research lab opens in Montreal

    Facebook's new AI research lab opens in Montreal

    2 monthes ago - By Beta News

    Facebook is opening another AI research lab as it looks to expand its artificial intelligence capabilities. The company's fourth dedicated AI lab is following the footsteps of Google and Microsoft by being located in Montreal, Canada. The lab, which will initially number just ten employees, plus interns, should rise to 30 in a couple of years, will be led by Joelle Pineau, an associate professor at Montreal's McGill University. Pineau will keep her academic position. "I love that job, but there comes a time when you're up for a new challenge and finding out about a new way of doing...
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