Nilay Patel, reporting for The Verge: It has by no means been clear what Foxconn is making an attempt to do in Wisconsin, and each time the corporate or certainly one of its executives tries to clarify it, issues have simply gotten weirder. For instance, the corporate has stated for years that its empty warehouse in southeastern Wisconsin is the centerpiece of an “AI 8K+5G” technique, with out ever explaining what meaning. (Nothing. It means nothing.)
Anyway, throw that thriller out of your mind as a result of AI 8K+5G has been utterly scrubbed from Foxconn’s Wisconsin web site. As an alternative, prepare for “3+3=infinity,” which is Foxconn’s new technique, or Foxconn 3.0, which the corporate claims follows the well-known and beloved Foxconn 1.0 and Foxconn 2.0 methods that absolutely made sense and revolutionized the economic economic system of southeastern Wisconsin. Sorry! That by no means occurred. Anyway, Foxconn’s web site really labels the brand new plan “3+3 Transformation” and says it is a mixture of “Electrical Automobile,” “Digital Well being,” and “Fii Robotics” with “5G Options,” “Semiconductors,” and “Industrial AI,” which, you see, is an inventory of three industries and one other record of three applied sciences. (Fii, you’ll recall, is the corporate Foxconn created to supervise the Wisconsin mission, which then created many ranges of further chaos.) How will 3+3=infinity create jobs in Wisconsin? It stays to be seen! Additional studying:
Wisconsin’s $4.1 Billion Foxconn Boondoggle (2018)
Why Won’t Foxconn Tell Wisconsin What It’s Building? (2019)
Wisconsin Report Confirms Foxconn’s So-Called LCD Factory Isn’t Real (2020)
Foxconn Mostly Abandons $10 Billion Wisconsin Project (2021)
Foxconn Factory Fiasco Could Leave Wisonsinites On the Hook For $300 Million (Might, 2022).
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