Google recently announced a machine learning research group in Europe based in the company’s Zurich office. This office in Switzerland will enable Google’s researchers and engineers to develop products and conduct researches in Europe.
Google is still known primarily as a search engine, but it has a lot more to it than just the search engine. Machine learning has been of interest for most of the technologically inclined companies across the world, and there is hardly any reason for Silicon Valley’s tech giant to remain stagnant when it comes to exploring the new avenues in the universe of Machine learning.
The research group will focus on Machine Learning and it will explore the different ways in which computer intelligence can be used to resonate the processes carried out by human brain. There are things like image recognition, understanding natural language and even the creation of neural networks which assists in learning new tasks and improving over a period of time.
This process of continuous learning helps machines get better with time and incorporate new things as it is used every day. Google’s announcement on Thursday mentioned that Europe is already home to some of the premier technical universities in the world. This makes it ideal for the company to build a research team in Europe with the help of the best brains in the field.
Google’s step to base its Machine Learning branch in Europe is because of the easy availability of such resources and the fact that it already has an office in Zurich. This helps the company strengthen its foothold in Europe so that the company grows not just at its Mountain View office in California. It is now planning a geographically pronounced presence which will help the company gain more physical visibility in Europe.
This step is not only helpful for Google but also for Europe where many university students can get a chance to work in Google. The company is planning to collaborate with existing Computer Science researches in Europe which brings to light the fact that the horizons are already beginning to widen for research groups in Europe. It also plans to reach out to the academic community and support the academic interests.
Google Research, Europe also gets a chance to grow with these new endeavors of the tech giant as it tries to research one of the most sort after technologies in the world at the moment.