First Germany, now Microsoft to invest billions in Spain's AI and cloud infrastructure

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Key notes

  • Microsoft invests $2.1 billion in Spain’s AI and cloud infrastructure over two years.
  • This follows a similar €3.2 billion AI investment in Germany, strengthening Microsoft’s European presence.
  • Beyond infrastructure, the investment aims to support Spain’s digital transformation and promote responsible AI.
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Microsoft, the leading software giant, announced a significant investment of $2.1 billion over the next two years to expand its artificial intelligence and cloud infrastructure in Spain. This move follows an announcement of €3.2 billion ($3.45 billion) focused on AI in Germany, highlighting Microsoft’s commitment to bolstering its European presence.

“We are thrilled to announce this expansion of our AI and cloud infrastructure in Spain,” said Brad Smith, Vice Chair and President of Microsoft. “This investment goes beyond just building data centers; it reflects our 37-year commitment to Spain and its ongoing development and digital transformation.”

Microsoft emphasizes that this investment is more than just physical infrastructure. The company aims to play a crucial role in supporting the digital transformation of Spain’s government, businesses, and citizens. This includes promoting responsible AI across both public and private sectors, fostering innovation, and creating new opportunities for economic growth.

The announcement received positive reactions from key figures within Microsoft. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, reiterated the company’s commitment to responsible AI development in Spain and its partnership with the nation on Twitter.

While specific details regarding the investment are yet to be disclosed, Microsoft’s commitment to Spain’s technological advancement is evident. This move is expected to significantly impact the country’s digital landscape, paving the way for further innovation and economic prosperity.

More about the topics: Infrastrcuture, spain