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Foxconn looks to AI after maker of Apple and Amazon products celebrates 30 years in China


Gou said that Foxconn aims to become an artificial intelligence platform rather than just a manufacturing company. — SCMP

Gou said that Foxconn aims to become an artificial intelligence platform rather than just a manufacturing company. — SCMP

Billionaire Terry Gou threw a party for more than 100 of his employees last week and sang happy birthday for them. They were all born on June 6, 1988 – the same day Foxconn Technology Group established its first factory in mainland China, one of the first international investors to do so.

The workers number among Gou’s one million employees in China – the largest private sector workforce in the country. Over the past three decades the Taiwan-based electronics manufacturing giant has opened half a dozen factories in China that make products like personal computers and smartphones for brands including Apple and Hewlett Packard.

   

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