Apple Plans to Build a New Campus in Texas
The technology giant announced that it’s investing up to $1 billion on a new 133-acre campus in Austin, Texas. The new campus looks to employ approximately 15,000 workers and will make Apple the largest private employer in the state’s capital. Jobs at the location will include engineering, R&D, and sales.
Over the next three years, the company expects to launch new offices in “Seattle, San Diego and Culver City and expand in cities across the United States including Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder, Colorado.”
Apple stated that it added 6,000 positions in 2018 and now employs approximately 90,000 workers across the United States.
General Electric Launches a $1.2 Billion Industrial Internet of Things Software Company
The multinational conglomerate announced plans to “establish a new, independent company focused on building a comprehensive Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) software portfolio.”
The new company is intended to be a “wholly-owned, independently run business with a new brand and identity, its own equity structure, and its own Board of Directors.”
The company expects significant growth in the nascent market.
Google Rolls Out Artificial Intelligence Technology to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy
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The technology company announced that it’s offering a new AI system “to help doctors analyze images of the back of the eye for signs of diabetic retinopathy” for patients in Thailand.
According to the company, its AI system “detects diabetic retinopathy with a level of accuracy on par with human retinal specialists.”