Google, according to Alphabet, is investing in its first African product development facility in Nairobi, which has grown to serve a growing population of internet users across the country.
According to a California-based business, the continent will house 800 million internet users and a third of the world''s youth population, making it a popular investment destination.
According to a shared blog post on Tuesday, Google is hiring engineers, product managers, user experience designers, and researchers to conduct the new facility.
In over five years, the company has invested $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,638 crore) in various activities on the continent, according to its CEO Sundar Pichai last October, allowing businesses to accelerate their digital transformation.
Accra, Ghana, has already established a artificial intelligence facility, which focuses on techniques that can be applied to several situations.
Microsoft has invested $100 million in technology development hubs in Kenya and Nigeria, with about 764 million people in the country. In both countries, it has employed hundreds of engineers.
Thomson Reuters 2022