Advanced achievements in AI on display at robot summit

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Advanced achievements in artificial intelligence manufacturing are showcased at the seventh China Robotop and Intelligent Economic Talents Summit in Ningbo, East China’s Zhejiang province.

More than 250 robotic products from 61 enterprises are on display to show the latest achievements in intelligent manufacturing at the event. Huawei Technologies Co has parted with what industry insiders dubbed astronomical sums to hire two graduates from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, or HUST.

The two successful scholars from the Wuhan, Hubei province-based university were picked as part of Huawei’s “genius youngsters” hiring program, whose goal is to grow the company’s global competitiveness in frontier technologies.

Changjiang Daily reported that Liao Minghui from the HUST’s School of Electronic Information and Communications is said to receive an annual salary of 1.82 million yuan ($281,000) to 2.01 million yuan.Liao’s premium salary tag can be traced to his expertise in scene text detection and recognition, a subject in which he has over 10 scholarly articles to his credit as first or co-first author. They were all published by top conferences and academic journals.

The “genius youngsters” program was initiated by Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei in 2019. Its aim is to attract global talent to the company. Huawei said at the time it would hire 20 to 30 top young college graduates from all over the world initially, and scale it up tenfold gradually.

Those hired under the program receive annual salaries in three bands: 896,000 yuan to 1.01 million yuan; 1.41 million yuan to 1.57 million yuan; and 1.82 million yuan to 2.01 million yuan.

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