Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO wrote blog post detailing Google’s investment in France. This includes three main announcements. First one being, the company will expand it’s office in Paris by acquiring an renting the buildings around Google’s current office and connect them.
Google will be adding 6,000 square meters of office space (64,500 square feet). So in total, a thousand Google employees are going to be based in Paris.
Further, the company is going to create a new research center dedicated to artificial intelligence. When it comes to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, France has one of the best universities and schools in the world.
Finally, Google is creating Google Hubs with local partners around France which will help when it comes to learning digital skills. Earlier today French President Emmanuel Macron met privately with Google’s Sundar Pichai and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, discussing about the prospect of France in general.