Is Apple Truly Poaching Honor’s AI Engineers?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is gaining much grounds and in the nearest feature, AI will be a “must” for every device. Recently, Compass Intelligence released the top twenty-four companies in AI research and its results show that American companies are clearly leading the pack. However, Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, made No. 12 position making it the top Chinese company in AI research. Earlier today, the internet went agog with reports that Apple’s Shenzhen R&D center has poached about fifty-three (53) of Huawei Honor AI R&D engineers. Workers are only trying to make a decent living so cross-carpeting is a common phenomenon.

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However, Zhao Ming, Honor’s president has now responded to the reports and called it false and baseless. He said that none of Honor’s AI R&D team was taken and they are all intact. Zhao Ming emphasized on Weibo that there has not been any attempt to poach Honor’s AI engineers. His words

“This is a false news. We have a long-term technological accumulation in the development of AI artificial intelligence, and the core R&D team has always been very stable. Our technical team is working hard to create the best AI mobile experience for our users.”

The smartphone industry requires innovation and this has been the major driving force of AI technology. Although this information has been dismissed by Honor’s president, we have to keep our fingers crossed to see what the coming weeks unfold.

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  1. Freeje238
    May 8, 2018

    The core is intact so maybe one or two… three or four then.

  2. Cyril Dieudonne
    May 9, 2018

    who cares? Everyone does it, it’s not forbidden, it’s normal, it’s usual, don’t see what’s the point to write about it.

    • EfeUdin
      May 9, 2018

      The point to write this is simple. Everybody does it but it’s usually a few maybe one or two. The figure 53 is outrageous and if this figure is true, it goes more than just poaching. Besides, don’t forget the salient war between China and the US unless ofcourse you are not informed of that trend

    • Cyril Dieudonne
      May 14, 2018

      Would be hard to not be informed of that trend. I still believe that nobody cares about engineers passing from a company to another. Nobody wrote anything when engineers jumped from Baidu to Lenovo nor from Google to Baidu. I jump all the time here, for Microsoft to rivals. I work now for a Cn company, here in BJ. And it’s nothing new, nothing incredible, and nothing worth to be mentioned, tbh. The trade war has nothing to do with engineers passing from a company to another. If the Japanese, the French, or the Danish were proposing more money, engineers would have followed them. Actually here, nobody really cares about the trade war.