Google executive chair Eric Schmidt loves BlackBerry smartphones, particularly models with keyboards, but he says iPhones and Android devices are driving the market.
What is Canada’s reputation within Google, what are the offices and employees in Waterloo Region, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto known for?
- “We have something like 400 engineers and something like 700 or 800 employees here and I always knew Waterloo was a fantastic engineering centre. What’s recently happened is the University of Toronto and Montreal have become real centres for machine intelligence. So within Google in the U.S., we’re hiring people from Canada to solve the fundamental problems of artificial intelligence and that’s a new fact. It didn’t used to be, you tend to think Waterloo was a programming languages university and they broadened what they were trying to do.”