The parent company of internet search giant Google, Alphabet, became the latest tech firm to announce mass job losses on Friday. Photo: dpa
The parent company of internet search giant Google, Alphabet, became the latest tech firm to announce mass job losses on Friday. Photo: dpa

Google parent company Alphabet to lay off 12,000 workers as AI focus intensifies

  • Cuts come at a delicate moment for the US company, which has long been the leader in key areas of AI research, but now faces competitive and regulatory threats
  • The news follows a raft of layoffs in the tech sector recently, which include 10,000 each by Microsoft and Amazon, and hundreds from China’s Weibo and Bilibili

The parent company of internet search giant Google, Alphabet, became the latest tech firm to announce mass job losses on Friday. Photo: dpa
The parent company of internet search giant Google, Alphabet, became the latest tech firm to announce mass job losses on Friday. Photo: dpa
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