Despite many of Google’s services being blocked in the country, Google is about to open a new AI research centre in China.
A Google representative said that this centre would be the first of its kind in Asia. They also plan to hire local talent.
With this move, the search giant is further bolstering their future applications for artificial intelligence.
Likewise, China wants to compete in the AI industry with the United States.
For Google, it is interesting since this technology can be applied for a host of different things, from automated factories, facial recognition software to self driving cars.