Google invests in Chinese AI start-up

Dive Brief:Chinese start-up Mobvoi said Google has agreed to take a minority stake in the company, Reuters reported. Google is working to rebuild its presence in China. The size of Google’s investment was not disclosed. Dive Insight: The purchase is part of a $75 million fundraising round by Mobvoi, which makes artificial intelligence voice-controlled software. The two companies previously worked together on a Chinese-language voice search for Google’s Android Wear smartwatch operating system. IBM recently formed a new business unit dedicated to artificial intelligence. The company said it has high expectations for AI growth and has set a revenue target of $1 billion annually by 2018. Recommended Reading Reuters: Google takes minority stake in China artificial intelligence start-up Mobvoi

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