Samsung and Fujitsu support Macron as the world's third AI center

South Korea's Samsung and Japan's Fujitsu will make France the third global research and development center in artificial intelligence after South Korea and the United States. Both will employ hundreds of engineers in Paris. The French president's office said on Wednesday that South Korean and Japanese electronics giants have plans to boost development in Paris.

The announcement comes after a meeting between Emmanuel Macron and chief strategist Samsung Young Sohn in Paris as the French president prepares to unveil a grand plan to increase the country's capacity in AI on Thursday.

Tinuku Samsung and Fujitsu support Macron as the world's third AI center

Samsung Electronics will build a large team in Paris involving up to 50 scientists by the end of the year and will add up to more than 100 experts in the end. Fujitsu Ltd. will also make France the number one European research center for AI by strengthening a team of 15 people at the Polytechnique state elite engineering school near Paris.

"The group has been reviewing for more than a year, finding France as an option in the field of artificial intelligence," said Benjamin Revcolevschi, managing director of Fujitsu France.

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