AP: Puerto Rico looks to rebuild with AI, 'internet of things'

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor said Monday that he hopes a new technology center can help the U.S. territory incorporate artificial intelligence and internet -connected devices as it rebuilds from Hurricane Maria.

Gov. Ricardo Rossello said the lab located in the northern city of Bayamon will be completed in four months and will be run by a local company, Engine-4. It will receive resources and help from companies including Intel, AT&T, IBM, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard.

"The opportunities are enormous," he said. "It allows us to take these ideas and give them shape."

He said Intel will create an innovation center within the lab to focus on artificial intelligence technology, "internet of things" devices and drones.

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