Google will set up the first artificial intelligence research center in Africa this year.


Google will set up the first artificial intelligence research center in Africa this year.

Sina Technology News Beijing time in the late June 14th news, Google today announced that the establishment of an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in Garner, which will be the first AI research center in the region of Google.

Google said it will set up the research center in Garner later this year. "We will work closely with local universities, research centers and policy makers to explore the potential applications of AI in Africa," Google said.

Prior to that, Google has set up AI Research Centre in Paris, New York, Tokyo and mountain city headquarters. According to McKinsey data, Baidu and Google invested $2 billion to $30 billion in AI in 2016.

For Google, most of its capital flows to the AI centers in China and France, and this is the first time to invest in the field of AI in Africa.

In addition to Google, Samsung announced at the beginning of this year that it opened a new research center in Toronto, Moscow and Cambridge, Britain. Etsy, the electronic commerce company, will open its AI Research Institute in Toronto by the end of this year. In addition, Facebook also promised to expand investment in artificial intelligence in France. (Li Ming)


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