Google inaugurated an artificial intelligence laboratory in Paris
The company, which employs around 700 people in France, hopes to soon reach a thousand troops, of which around a quarter will be engineers and researchers.
Google opened its new artificial intelligence research laboratory in Paris on Tuesday, announced in January during the summit of world leaders “Choose France”.
The installation of this center in Paris “is a strong signal of the attractiveness of France in a cutting-edge technology sector,” declared Secretary of State with the Minister of Economy, Delphine Gény-Stephann, present at the opening.
“The lines of strategic research conserved so far – health, environment, artificial vision, art – will reinforce the French experience in these sectors of activity,” he said.
The Parisian laboratory will employ a hard core of about twenty researchers, who can later join teams for the development of applications arising during the investigation, explained Olivier Bousquet, the head of artificial intelligence activities of Google in Europe. , based in Zurich.
“For now, we have hired five people, with the goal of reaching a fortnight by the end of the year,” he said.
Google is creating a network of artificial intelligence research centers around the world.
In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, equipment was installed or installed in Israel, in Amsterdam and in Ghana, Bousquet said.
The Parisian center will become “a central platform for our research centers in Europe,” said Jeff Dean, the global head of artificial intelligence for Google.
Researchers in this area will be installed in the new research center, a completely renovated building of 6,000 m2 next to the headquarters of Google in France, in the ninth district of the capital near the tourist Pigalle and Moulin Rouge.
The research center, launched in 2011, currently has about 180 French and foreign engineers.
These are mainly dedicated to improving YouTube tools or Chrome, Google’s internet browser.