Samsung commits £17bn to artificial intelligence and other projects

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Samsung commits £17bn to artificial intelligence and other projects

Electronic components for cars will be one of the areas to benefit from the new funding.


Employees walk past logos of Samsung Electronics in Seoul (Ahn Young-joon/AP)
Employees walk past logos of Samsung Electronics in Seoul (Ahn Young-joon/AP)

Samsung Electronics and its affiliated companies plan to spend £17 billion over the next three years on artificial intelligence, car components and other future businesses.

Samsung said it will spend the sum to hire artificial intelligence researchers, to be a global player in next generation telecoms technology and to boost its presence in electronics components for future cars.

South Korea relies heavily on Samsung and its affiliated companies for investment and jobs, even after a corruption scandal that resulted in the bribery prosecution of the conglomerate’s leader, Lee Jae-yong.

Lee was freed after nearly a year in jail.

The company’s investment announcement came two days after the finance minister visited a Samsung computer chip factory, where he touted Samsung’s importance in Asia’s fourth-largest economy.

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