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.
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.