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WeChat maker Tencent opens artificial intelligence lab in US

The US facility complements Tencent's first AI lab in its hometown, Shenzhen, reports Tech In Asia

Steven Millward | Tech In Asia 

WeChat maker Tencent opens Artificial intelligence lab in US

Tencent, China’s $300 billion tech giant and maker of the popular messaging app WeChat, today confirmed it has opened a lab in Seattle devoted to (Artificial intelligence) tech. The social media and gaming company also confirmed it has poached Dong Yu, a former principal researcher at Microsoft Research, to head its lab.

He previously worked for 19 years in various roles at Microsoft.

Dong, a voice recognition and deep learning technology expert, indicates on his LinkedIn that he took up the new post in March.

WeChat maker Tencent opens Artificial intelligence lab in US
The Seattle facility complements Tencent’s first lab in its hometown, Shenzhen, which opened last year.

Tencent’s Seattle move comes amidst a wave of Chinese tech turning to US labs and expertise to boost their know-how, from search engine to ride-hailing service

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