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New York: Veer Singh, a new recruit and the first Indian-origin player to play for Seton Hall School basketball team in New Jersey, has been praised for his skills in the game.

Standing tall at 6′ 7, the New Yorker plays as a freshman wing and was signed from St. Peter’s Preparatory School in New Jersey earlier this year, app.com news website reported on Wednesday.

Singh brings a desperately needed dead eye to a roster short on shooters. He is a great defender and a shooter, the report added.

It means a great deal for them to have confidence in me, because if they don’t, they are not going to kick it out. The fact that they’re looking to kick it out, that’s huge,” Singh said.

The teammates and the coach are all praise for the player.

“He is going to bring the shooting ability I think we lack, and he is going to stretch the floor for us,” a player said, adding, “I saw him play a couple of times in high school and I thought he could shoot, he’s really excelled here.”

Team head coach Kevin Willard commended Singh for his attitude.

“I love Veer’s attitude. I love his toughness. I love how hard he has played. Anyone who can make shots like he can is really going to help us,” Willard said.

(IANS)
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Samsung Launched its Next AI Research Centre in New York

The company earlier announced a plan to boost its AI research capabilities and employ about 1,000 specialists by 2020

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Samsung Electronics Co has launched here its sixth artificial intelligence (AI) research centre which will focus on robotics research, the company said on Sunday.

The tech giant is seeking to strengthen its AI capabilities and has opened research institutes in South Korea, Britain, Canada, Russia and the Silicon Valley in the US, Yonhap news agency reported.

The new centre, which opened on Friday, is led by Daniel D. Lee, a leading AI and robotics scientist who joined the company in June.

“New York is one of the world’s great cities, and with this new facility, we will be able to leverage the tremendous talent in the area,” Lee said in a statement.

“We also look forward to collaborating with top universities and academic centres in the region.”

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The new centre, which opened on Friday, is led by Daniel D. Lee, a leading AI and robotics scientist who joined the company in June.

H. Sebastian Seung, a renowned neuroscientist, serves as the centre’s chief research scientist.

The company earlier announced a plan to boost its AI research capabilities and employ about 1,000 specialists by 2020.

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“What we need now is to focus on creating new values that make people’s lives easier and more convenient by harnessing the power of AI in Samsung’s products and services,” said Kim Hyun-suk, President and Head of Samsung Research.

“To do this, our global AI Centres, including the New York AI Centre, must play a pivotal role.” (IANS)