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9 July 2018

Silicon Valley’s giants take their talent hunt to Cambridge

Cambridge’s emerging tech hub is being noticed across the pond. The New York Times has reported on why the big players of California are setting up camp in Cambridge: Silicon Valley’s giants take their talent hunt to Cambridge.

“When you step off the train here and walk into the city square outside the railway station, you will not see the spires of King’s College Chapel or the turrets atop the Trinity Great Court. But you will see a stone and glass office building with a rooftop patio. This is where Amazon designs its flying drones.”

Cambridge is a nexus for the development of AI technologies. The newly developed area around the station, including the CB1 estate, is becoming a nationwide hub of technological innovation.

“Just down the block …Microsoft is designing some sort of computer chip for artificial intelligence. And if you keep walking, you will soon reach a third building, marked with a powder-blue Apple logo, where engineers are pushing the boundaries of Siri. The world’s tech powers have moved in, snapping up engineers and researchers, particularly in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence. There are more than 4,500 high-tech firms in Cambridge, employing nearly 75,000 people.”

But competition is tough. The ‘internet powerhouses’ of the U.S. are on the lookout for the freshest talent the world is generating. Read Cade Metz and Adam Satariano’s article to find out what makes our Cambridge-grown technologists stay.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/03/technology/cambridge-artificial-intelligence.html

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