Google to recruit talent for ambitious AI project in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The world’ most valuable tech giant joins Microsoft and AWS to tap into Taiwan’s talent pool to pursue promising developments of artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Google Taiwan announced a plan on Monday to launch a project that is set to establish a new research and development unit in Taiwan dedicated to artificial intelligence. The project will be recruiting local talent to meet its ambitious AI projects, but the number of the new positions to be created has yet to be announced.

The company said on Monday that the newly announced plan is set to be the largest of its kind in Taiwan since it established an office in Taipei in 2006.

Taiwan has some of the best universities in the world when it comes to science, information technology, engineering and mathematics. Last September, the U.S. tech giant announced a plan to acquire HTC smartphone Original Design Manufacture (ODM) assets for US$1.1 billion (NT$32.07 billion) and the deal includes a R&D team of 2,000. The deal was completed in late January.

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Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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