Google Launches AI Lab in China

Posted December 14, 2017

About that workforce, Alphabet administrator Eric Schmidt has said the organization "never left" China, and it bodes well that Google wouldn't have any desire to disregard China's profound and developing AI ability pool, which has been hailed by specialists that incorporate former Google China head, Kaifu Lee.

Google selected Beijing, China, as the first spot for its artificial intelligence research center in Asia. In addition to conducting research, the office will provide financial backing and sponsorship to AI community conferences and events held in China. It will be managed by chief scientist of AI and machine learning at Google Cloud, Fei-Fei Li, who is a professor at Stanford University. They want to work with the best AI talent as this is the first AI company.

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Google supports hundreds of staffers in China who work on global services.

Attending the fourth edition of the Chinese state-run "World Internet Conference" in Wuzhen, near Shanghai, Pichai said that many small and medium-sized businesses in China take advantage of Google to get their products to many other countries outside of China.

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Google's services were subsequently blocked in the country, and China's internet developed its own answers to the company's products, from email and search to video-sharing and chat. China banned Google's services many years ago and while the company has gradually been building its presence in the country, there's no sign of the government easing up restrictions on Google services anytime soon. "Google is for everyone", Google CEO Sundar Pichai said previous year, "We want to be in China serving Chinese users".

At one point, Fei-Fei Li said: "the science of AI has no borders, neither do its benefits".

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According to Google, the centre would have a team of experts in Beijing, where the company employs a workforce of hundreds in research and development, as also other roles. The company will have little choice but to contend with the likes of Tencent, Alibaba, and Baidu, which are some of the biggest tech giants in the country. In spite of the fact that it made its Google Translate application accessible in China prior this year in an uncommon item proceed onward Chinese soil.