Microsoft to spend £2.5bn on AI computers in UK

But will constitute just 3% of the software giant’s total spending on datacentres in the next six years

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Microsoft’s global datacentre infrastructure, which costs $64bn to run, will be doubled with $75bn of investment by 2030
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Microsoft’s global datacentre infrastructure, which costs $64bn to run, will be doubled with $75bn of investment by 2030

AI demand pushes Microsoft to double UK datacentre footprint and prepare a “multi-million pound” investment in training.

Prime minister Rishi Sunak claimed some credit yesterday for a Microsoft plan to invest £2.5 billion expanding its UK datacentre sites to meet demand for AI computer services, and help train a mill...

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