Microsoft to open AI and IoT lab in Shanghai
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US technology giant Microsoft Corporation's largest artificial intelligence and internet of things lab will be launched in Shanghai's Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Pudong New Area in April.
Spanning 2,800 square meters, the facility is Microsoft's first in the Asia-Pacific region and its third global research and development institution centered on the innovation and industrialization of AI and IoT.
The lab will assist its users in developing IoT products and solutions, and boost the integration of AI, IoT and enterprise digital transformation in multiple fields, including manufacturing, retail, medicine and finance.
Services including rapid design, prototyping, testing and marketing will be offered to its partner enterprises.
The lab, which is the product of a strategic collaboration between the Pudong New Area government and Microsoft, will help professionals from related enterprises to develop multi-field integration and make full use of scientific research resources in Microsoft and Zhangjiang, an area known as China's Silicon Valley.