Wired News has an article on the new FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. The emergence of a new corporate research lab that does AI research (among other things) is exciting, hopefully it’s a sign of better job prospects for new CS Ph.D. in the near future.
I only wish there were more real scientific content on their website. As it is right now, it’s frustratingly devoid of any specifics about their research. Neither the Institute’s researchers nor their publications are anywhere to be found on the site, and the pages describe the research in only the vaguest terms. This could be the kind of place I might want to appy for a job when I graduate, but how would I know? I can’t tell what they do.