Qualcomm Announces AI Research Organization
BEIJING — May 24, 2018 — Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), announced the formation of Qualcomm AI Research, a cross-functional, cooperative effort that encompasses all of the cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) research taking place across the company. Qualcomm Technologies began exploring fundamental AI research over a decade ago when it investigated spiking neuron networks for computer vision and motion control applications. Today, Qualcomm AI Research’s work is diverse, spanning across power efficient AI, personalization, and data-efficient learning that builds on Qualcomm Technologies’ leadership in connectivity and computing. This fundamental research has already helped deliver commercial solutions for smartphones, automotive, and IoT and is foundational for expanding on-device intelligence to many new industries.
“We are constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with AI,” said Jim Thompson, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Qualcomm Incorporated. “At Qualcomm AI Research, we are dedicated to bringing together some of the best minds in the field to shape the roadmap of AI hardware and software platforms. Our goal is to make on-device AI ubiquitous.”
By working to enable seamless, personalized, and predictive experiences, Qualcomm Technologies has the potential to integrate AI into hundres of millions of products with its solutions inside it each year. Qualcomm AI Research will continue to engage with the research community through various methods, including through academic publications, participation in technical conferences and academia collaborations.
For more information, visit www.qualcomm.com/invention/artificial-intelligence/ai-research/.
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