Facebook hires prominent artificial-intelligence expert to open Montreal lab

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TORONTO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) plans to open an artificial-intelligence laboratory in Montreal, which will be run by prominent AI researcher Joelle Pineau, two people familiar with the plan said on Friday.

The company will invest $7 million to support AI research at academic institutions in Canada, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research said in a statement on its website.

Reporting by Alastair Sharp in Toronto; Editing by Jim Finkle

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