Google AI lab formally opens in downtown Princeton, bolstering innovation and invention

Monday, May 6, 2019

By Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Google’s newest AI lab — located across the street from Princeton University’s Nassau Hall — officially launched on Thursday, May 2, with speeches and research presentations by state and local officials, Google executives, and University executives and students.

The lab, at 1 Palmer Square, is already playing a vital role in expanding New Jersey’s innovation ecosystem, as evidenced by the projects shared by Princeton University undergraduate and graduate students who have been working in the research lab and by the commitment to further expansion voiced by state governmental leaders.

“We are thrilled that Google is in Princeton,” said President Christopher L. Eisgruber. “By bringing together talented researchers from Princeton and Google, and by giving them access to Google’s exceptional computing resources, this collaboration promises to deepen our understanding of machine learning and produce exciting innovations.

“In this unique confluence of intellectual excellence and cross-sector collaboration, we see tremendous potential — the potential to discover breakthroughs that make a difference for all of us,” he said. “In the years ahead, artificial intelligence and machine learning will undoubtedly yield new discoveries in genomics, neuroscience, chemistry, psychology, sociology and a dazzling variety of other fields.”

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