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Google to open AI research centre in Paris

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Google announced it will open a research centre in Paris devoted to artificial intelligence, following a meeting between Sundar Pichai and French President Emmanuel Macron.

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"The different achievements in this country, including in science, art and the academic field make it an ideal place for the creation of a centre of theoretical research in artificial intelligence," Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said in a statement.

The announcement came as Macron welcomed 140 multinational business leaders to Versailles in Paris on Monday night, ahead of the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday.

Google said it will be extend it's headquarters in the capital to accomodate the centre—the third to open worldwide, after California and Switzerland.

The number of staff in Paris is set to increase from 700 to 1,000.

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