Microsoft chooses Barcelona for a new Artificial Intelligence research centre

The American giant Microsoft has chosen Barcelona as the base of operations for its new R&D hub specialized in the application of Artificial Intelligence technologies to improve user experience on the web. This facility will be one of eight research centers worldwide and part of Microsoft’s WebXT (Web Experiences Team) division.


Microsoft is committed to Barcelona due to its strong capacity to attract talent and its technological, university and scientific research center ecosystem. 


This good news reaffirms Barcelona’s capacity to attract digital talent and projects in the field of technology, consolidating itself as one of the leading locations in Europe when it comes to starting and driving digital businesses.


The hub seeks to attract talent from all European countries which plans to hire software engineers, artificial intelligence experts, and data scientists.


“I am honored to announce the launch of this R&D hub in Spain. After creating Search & AI hubs in London, Munich and Paris, and having been able to learn first-hand about the requirements, needs and, above all, opportunities for attracting talent, I am convinced that implementing this hub in Spain will add much value to Microsoft’s R&D footprint worldwide,” says Jordi Ribas, corporate vice president of Microsoft Corporation in the United States.