IBM to Recruit 400 AI Experts in France
March 29, 2018
Today in Paris, Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, announced a new national strategy to advance artificial intelligence innovation.
As part of this initiative, IBM committed to recruiting 400 AI experts in France over the next two years. These will include engineers, developers, researchers, data scientists and business consultants. They will be based at the Paris-Saclay Scientific and Technology Center where they will collaborate with IBM clients on the application of AI.
From research to practical applications in our daily lives, @IBM is well known for its innovations. @IBM chooses France to take the artificial intelligence forward. #ChooseFrance #AIforhumanity pic.twitter.com/STtd0WmsiF— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) March 29, 2018
"I am convinced that France can command a leading position in artificial intelligence and I am pleased that IBM is an active participant," said Nicolas Sekkaki, General Manager of IBM France. "Artificial intelligence will change the way we all work. As a leader in this technology, IBM is committed to the responsible adoption of artificial intelligence. "
IBM's Watson AI platform is already deployed at numerous companies in France including Crédit Mutuel, Orange Bank and Macif.