Fujitsu picks Vancouver for AI global HQ

As reported in the Vancouver Sun on July 9, Fujitsu, one of the world’s leading IT services providers, has selected Vancouver as the site for its global headquarters for artificial intelligence (AI) development. The tech giant hopes to increase operations to 50 employees for the subsidiary by the end of 2019. Fujitsu’s aim in the move is to have better access to the North American market, which experts predict will be the source of 75 per cent of the world’s investment in AI. According to Dean Prelazzi, vice-president and head of business development and marketing for Fujitsu Intelligence Technology, Canada is at the forefront of AI and its impact on society.

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