In the just concluded hiring season at the IITs and other top engineering colleges in India, Samsung India picked up around 1,000 engineers. The smartphones and consumer electronics leader will engage these new hires on taking forward its plan to up the game in areas such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IoT), Natural Language Processing and others and of course on developing India specific innovations like it has been doing for many years now under its ‘Make for India’ programme.
“Samsung is extremely bullish on R&D in India and this focus on R&D has helped us cement our number 1 position in the Indian market. The three R&D centres in India work on several cutting-edge technologies. As part of our ‘Make for India’ initiative, R&D centres in India also work on developing innovations that are centred on the needs of Indian consumers and also contribute to innovations for global products,” said Dipesh Shah, managing director, Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore to Financial Express.
The English Daily reported that last year, Samsung invested $15 billion in R&D globally and it is currently working on cutting edge innovations in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G mobile networks, AI, autonomous driving and connected car technologies. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2018, Samsung talked about its plan around Internet of Things, calling it Intelligence of Things instead and showcased how Samsung products across the spectrum could deliver connected consumer experiences.
Hyunsuk Kim, President, Head of Samsung’s Consumer Electronics Division and Samsung Research said at CES 2018 that Samsung is committed to accelerating IoT adoption for everyone and making all Samsung connected devices intelligent by 2020.