Microsoft´s largest investment in Spain

Pedro Sanchez and Brad Smith in a meeting Credit: Pedro Sanchez, Facebook

Microsoft announced the largest investment in Spain´s artificial intelligence infrastructure in its history.

On February 19, an agreement was signed between the Spanish President, Pedro Sanchez, and the Microsoft company president, Brad Smith, as Smith has said, to “promote the implementation of responsible artificial intelligence.”

This is Microsoft´s quadrupled investment in Spain´s AI and cloud infrastructure and is expected to reach 1.95 billion euros in 2024 and 2025.

“Our investment is beyond just building data centres, it’s a testament to our 37-year commitment to Spain, its security, and development and digital transformation of its government, businesses and people,” said Smith.

The company plans to open a cloud data centre in the Community of Madrid and intends to build a data centre campus in Aragon, providing services to European companies and government organisations. 

As the company’s president stated, these two infrastructures “Will make it possible to make the company’s entire offer in the field of artificial intelligence solutions accessible to Spanish and European companies and public administrations.” 

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Anna Akopyan

Originally from Moscow, with Russian and Armenian origins, Anna has lived in Costa Blanca for over ten years. She is passionate about singing, acting and traveling.

Comments


    • Brian

      21 February 2024 • 13:44

      “Responsible artificial intelligence ” something of a contradiction in terms, methinks!

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