In what will be good news to those concerned about UK tech after Brexit, Amazon is set to expand in the UK with the addition of 400 staff to a new R&D centre.
The lab in Cambridge will be focused on machine learning and is looking to hire scientists who will work on the development of hardware such as Echo and Prime Air drones. Amazon are looking for candidates who are highly skilled in the areas of machine learning, speech processing and mathematical modelling.
Amazon is yet another big name who has committed to the UK in the long-term, despite the ongoing uncertainty around Brexit. Recently, Siemens reaffirmed its commitment to the UK, with UK CEO Juergen Maier emphasising the importance of London and the UK as a leading market for the German engineering giant.
Household names like Google and Apple have also insisted that they are going nowhere despite the UK’s exist from the EU, with the former putting forward a £1 billion investment plan for a new headquarters in King’s Cross. Facebook, meanwhile, announced an additional 500 jobs for London and Apple revealed its plans for new headquarters in Battersea.