Google's Return to China Foretells a Global Race to Deliver AI

A former Stanford University Artificial Intelligence Lab director, Li would head the China-based team along with Jia Li, who joined from Snap where she was the head of research.

The news comes as China's government and tech companies race ahead to dominate the field, putting Google in a position where it has no choice but to set up locally in order to remain at the cutting edge. The company's decision to return to China today, by establishing a new AI research center in Beijing, is all about safeguarding its future.

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Likewise, it seems that China, which is desperate to make the most of advances in AI, can not ignore Google's efforts in the field (see "China's AI Awakening"). Chinese citizens may not be able to use Google search, but Chinese developers can take advantage of the company's popular AI tools, like TensorFlow. The company says it's already hired "top experts", with respected AI veteran - and Google Cloud chief scientist - Fei-Fei Li leading and coordinating work. Encouraging this will help Google build connections to local businesses, as well as demonstrate to a wary Chinese government that its resources can still be put to good use.

China will be Google's first hub in Asia for AI development, the company said in a blog post December 13, 2017.

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The Google AI China Center will also support the AI research community by funding and sponsoring AI conferences and workshops, and working closely with the vibrant Chinese AI research community.

"As technology starts to shape human life in more profound ways, we will need to work together to ensure that the AI of tomorrow benefits all of us". Cloud computing will be the way that most companies access AI and machine learning in the future.

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The lab will be similar to other facilities in London, Toronto, New York and Zurich.

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