Although Google search engine services are nonexistent in China unless you have a VPN, the company has made great efforts to create new innovations in artificial intelligence. Knowing China is riddled with experts scientists in the field, Google is willing to cooperate with the Chinese government to advance AI technology worldwide.
“I believe AI and its benefits have no borders,” Google Cloud chief scientist Fei-Fei Li said in her blog. “Whether a breakthrough occurs in Silicon Valley, Beijing or anywhere else, it has the potential to make everyone’s life better for the entire world. As an AI first company, this is an important part of our collective mission. And we want to work with the best AI talent, wherever that talent is, to achieve it.”
“It will be a small team focused on advancing basic AI research in publications, academic conferences and knowledge exchange,” Li added.
This could very well be the onset of China realizing what kind of company Google is. Global efforts focused towards a collective goal in technology may be the bridge this world need to come together as a cohesive unit.