Google has a bit more recent action on AI. At the beginning of the month it announced the establishment of the new fund Gradient Ventures, specialized investment AI company. Today, Google has announced the establishment of a new studio Launchpad Studio, for the AI company to provide the necessary resources for its development. Everyone is born equal, but the entrepreneurial company is born unequal. AI startups are particularly fond of data and want to try to get enough data, but this is often what they lack.
The new studio hopes to meet these needs through specialized data sets, simulation tools and helping to develop prototyping products.
Lei Feng network learned that Launchpad Studio another selling point, is accepted by the company can get the help of Google employees, such as engineers, intellectual property experts and product experts.
Launchpad Studio is part of the Google Developer Launchpad, which has been accelerating its business on a global scale. Allegedly, the current Launchpad network in 40 countries around the world have business, with more than 10,000 start-up companies have cooperation in the global training of more than 2,000 mentors.
The idea of the AI studio is not fresh, and the father of Android, Andy Rubin, has set up the Playground Global to provide a range of services for start-up companies to help get top talent, polish products and work with large technology companies competition.
In the AI side, Lei Feng network reported that the machine learning cattle Yoshua Bengio co-founded incubator Element AI, has a $ 102 million A round of financing. Bengio is one of the most famous AI researchers, in itself can help attract top machine learning talent, the effect will not be worse than Google, Facebook.
Of course, Launchpad Studio also has its own talent advantages, such as Peter Norvig, Dan Ariely, Yossi Matias and Chris DiBona and other Daniel. But unlike Playground and Element, Launchpad Studio does not actually invest in the company.
Now Google's support for AI start-up companies is all-round, there are investment in early investment venture capital GV (formerly known as Google Ventures), more focus on late investment Capital G (formerly known as Google Capital), with AI Fund Gradient Ventures, there are AI's most indispensable cloud computing platform Google Cloud Platform, as well as today's studio. If you really see Google, the resources should be no shortage.
Now Launchpad Studio is open for application,The address is hereThe Google does not specify the size of the company. But the studio is now only in San Francisco has a place, follow up in New York, Toronto, London, Singapore, and even Israel and other countries and regions set up.