Google set to launch its AI centre in China

Technology - Mohit Shah - Dec 14,2017

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google set to launch its ai centre in china

On Tuesday, Google announced its new research lab dedicated solely to artificial intelligence to be set in China.

Presently, research into artificial intelligence is gaining prospects to evolve a range of technologies, such as self-driving cars, automated factories as well as facial recognition software.

Google has announced a new artificial intelligence facility to be set in China. The technology giant has similar facilities managed in New York, London, Toronto and Zurich, but it’ll be the first ever centre to be established in Asia.

In the recent time, China has also shown active support for AI development and wishes to catch up with the US. It is believed that, Google’s new lab might face fierce competition, especially as local giants such as Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu are exploring new money into the sector.

However, the US company isn’t reacting to such scares and are looking forward to develop cutting-edge AI technology which reaches every corner of the world.

Google manages two offices in China where close to 600 employees operate on global products, as reported by company spokesperson Taj Meadows.

Moreover, it is a well-known fact that, Google’ search engine along with some other services are banned in China. The nation has imposed gradually strict rules targeted at foreign companies since the past year, which includes new censorship restrictions.

In July, China revealed its national plan for AI, further framing a goal to catch up with the US.

However, the growing interest by the nation in AI technology has sparked several concerns. A number of human rights groups are disturbed by China's application of artificial intelligence to observe its own citizens.