Alphabet’s DeepMind lays off some staff, closes Canadian office Post published:January 24, 2023 Alphabet Inc.’s research lab DeepMind will close its Edmonton, Alberta outpost and lay off some operational staff in the UK, part of the tech giant’s recent program of cost cuts. The artificial intelligence unit has decided to close down the Canadian office, according to an internal memo sent this week and seen by Bloomberg. The Edmonton office was the only DeepMind site not housed within a Google-managed office. Impacted engineers and researchers will be offered the option to relocate to other offices but those in various organizational infrastructure roles will be laid off. Some UK staff in similar back-office positions will also be made redundant, according to the memo. DeepMind has “taken the decision to close the Edmonton office, while maintaining its other Canada locations in Montreal and Toronto, which are within Google’s offices,” a DeepMind spokesperson said in a statement. Google said on Friday that it would eliminate about 12,000 jobs, the latest tech giant to retrench after years of growth and hiring. Although speculation about the cuts had swirled for months, the layoffs were nonetheless a shock for some employees. Chief executive officer Sundar Pichai told employees on Monday that job cuts were made in a bid to act decisively as the company’s growth slowed. Founded in 2010, the London-based AI lab was acquired by Alphabet, then known as Google, in 2014. Catch all the Technology News and Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates & Live Business News. More Less Source link Tags: alphabet, Alphabets, Alphabet’s Canada office, Canadian, closes, cost cutting, deepmind, Lays, office, Staff Read more articles Previous PostInvestors await tech earnings in next test for markets Next PostWhy Are Meta, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google Laying Off Employees? You Might Also Like Tech layoffs unwind recent head-count growth, torpedo long-shot projects January 22, 2023 Google might need to be un-Google-like January 9, 2023 Fire-Boltt Supernova smartwatch launched in India: Check price, features, more January 14, 2023 Leave a Reply Cancel replyCommentEnter your name or username to comment Enter your email address to comment Enter your website URL (optional) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.