Microsoft is transferring some of its top artificial intelligence researchers from China to a new research lab in Vancouver, Canada, according to the Financial Times. The new laboratory will be organizationally aligned with its Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) headquarters in Beijing to enhance collaboration with the engineering team in Vancouver and it will be staffed by researchers from various labs worldwide, including China, according to Microsoft. MSRA has already begun applying for visas to facilitate the relocation of its Beijing-based experts to its new institute, sources told the Financial Times. [Financial Times]