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Google plans major AI investment, massive layoffs and restructuring.

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TraderKnows
04-18

AI is undoubtedly the hot industry at the moment, with every major company trying to get a piece of the action. Recently, it was revealed that Google is making significant layoffs to save costs and invest in the AI sector.

Recently, media outlets have reported that American tech giant Google is implementing a large-scale restructuring and layoff plan. In the future, this will involve significant layoffs, including the relocation of some positions to other countries and regions. According to sources familiar with the matter, this adjustment is primarily affecting teams and personnel related to finance and real estate.

This exposé also directly revealed the purpose of the layoffs. Google's Chief Financial Officer, Ruth Porat, disclosed in an internal email that Google plans to establish new "growth centers" in locations such as Bangalore, Mexico City, and Dublin as part of the new restructuring plan. This plan has been confirmed by Google, although the company has declined to comment on the layoffs.

The layoffs are not a temporary measure but a long-term process that has been elaborately planned and has been ongoing since the second half of 2023. In the beginning of the year, Google's CEO Sundar Pichai publicly stated that the layoffs would continue throughout the year.

However, Google's layoffs are not due to declining performance but are a strategic move to reinvest the saved costs into AI. Recently, the head of Google's AI division, DeepMind, revealed that Google plans to invest more than $100 billion in AI, demonstrating its determination to compete in the AI arms race.

Currently, the global AI industry's competition is intensifying. Amazon, a cloud computing giant, has publicly announced plans to invest $150 billion in the expansion and upgrade of global data centers over the next 15 years. Google is also investing hundreds of billions to collaborate with the globally renowned GPT developer, OpenAI, to develop a large-scale global data center project and an AI supercomputer named "StarGate."

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