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Samsung Research America AI Center


Established in January 2018, the AI Center located in Silicon Valley has been strengthening Samsung Electronics' leadership in AI technology through technical cooperation with AI experts in Silicon Valley as well as partnerships with accelerators and/or incubators. It has also been concentrating on securing talents in the field of AI. Along with the Seoul AI Center, the Silicon Valley AI Center focuses on the development of core AI technologies as well as the main AI platform for existing Samsung products and services. Furthermore, it aims to create innovative businesses for the future.

Samsung Research America AI Center

People

People

Larry HeckLeader of Samsung Research America AI Center

Experience

2017 - Present
Senior Vice President, Samsung Research America AI Center
2014 - 2017
Research Director, Research & Machine Intelligence, Google
2009 - 2014
Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Research
2009 - 2012
Chief Scientist, Speech Products Group, Microsoft
2005 - 2009
Vice President, Head of Search & Advertising, YAHOO! Inc.
1998 - 2005
Vice President, Head of R&D, Nuance Communications
1992 - 1998
Sr. Research Engineer, Stanford Research Institute (SRI)

Research Field

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Dialogue, Natural Language Processing, Speech/Speaker Recognition & Synthesis, Information Retrieval/Search

Publications

News

Samsung Research America AI Center