For Amazon to maintain its position at the top of the rankings it will have to prove itself capable of developing more effective algorithms than Google; not a simple task.
Omnichannel powerhouse Amazon is planning to expand its Boston tech hub and hire on 2,000 employees across a range of roles, from machine learning to robotics.
"It's great news for Boston that Amazon is expanding its footprint in the Seaport, bringing new jobs and economic opportunities to our city", Walsh said in a statement.
The deal is independent of Amazon HQ2, the company's search for a second headquarters city where it will establish an outpost equal to its original Seattle headquarters.
Trudeau joined executives and employees at the site of Amazon's future 416,000-sq. -foot (38,688-sq. -meter) offices in downtown Vancouver's old post office.
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The new facility is slated to open in 2021 and will house teams focused on Alexa, Amazon Web Services and Audible.
Aside from the most obvious way Amazon could make money through Alexa, ordering items from the Amazon.com eCommerce platform, the team has been developing new areas. To date, more than 16,000 Amazonians have utilized the job-retraining programs globally.
In November, the company announced 1,000 new tech jobs at its Vancouver office.
"This new project, being developed by QuadReal and scheduled to be completed in 2022, will preserve the building's architectural heritage while reimaging it as a sustainable developed mixed-use project". Hiring AI engineers will have an impact in multiple areas of the Amazon business, though Alexa is the most obvious beneficiary.
Amazon was recently ranked the fourth most desirable company to work in Canada by LinkedIn, as well as first on Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, second in Fortune's World Most Admired Companies, and first on The Harris Poll's Corporate Reputation survey. Over the past five years, the company has invested more than $100 billion in the USA, including corporate offices, development and research centers, fulfillment infrastructure, and compensation to its employees.