IBM is planning to hire 1,800 people over the next two years in France for a research team focusing on blockchain projects, artificial intelligence and the internet of things, Tech Crunch reported, citing a report in Le Monde.

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty told Le Monde that she, and by extension IBM, is in line with French President Emmanuel Macron’s “vision of investing in data and artificial intelligence.” To that end, IBM will also be involved, via public and private partnerships, in helping French high schools develop programs to train students in AI and blockchain, she added.

IBM has many clients in France, including Orange Bank and Generalli. Read more here.

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