Microsoft to invest $3.2 bn for cloud and AI infrastructure in Sweden

Microsoft said it will invest 33.7 billion Swedish crowns ($3.2 billion) to expand its cloud and artificial intelligence infrastructure in Sweden over a two-year period, Reuters news report said.
Microsoft storesMicrosoft invested in data centres in the UK in November and Germany and Spain in February.

Microsoft plans to deploy 20,000 of the most advanced graphics processing units, which speed up computer calculations, at its Swedish data centre sites in Sandviken, Gavle and Staffanstorp.

The company will use Nvidia’s  processors and may turn to semiconductors from AMD and ultimately some of its own chips, Microsoft President Brad Smith said.

Microsoft said it was committed to boosting AI adoption across the Nordic region which in addition to Sweden includes Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway.

The company plans to train 250,000 Swedes with AI skills within organisations, schools, universities, public sector and society at large over three years.

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