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Google to resume research in China with AI hub

Despite friction with regulators, web titan can't stay out of booming market

Google's booth at a Beijing internet conference this April. The search giant's operations in China have been curtailed since 2010 after it butted heads with regulators.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Google plans to open an artificial intelligence center here, marking its first research-and-development work in China in eight years, as the U.S. search giant's desire for a piece of the market dovetails with the government's hunger for advanced technology.

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