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?span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'> Huawei is reportedly working on pig-farming AI, as US sanctions continue to hit smartphone sales
Huawei turns to pig farming as smartphone sales fall
By Justin Harper, BBC News (UK)
Feb 18, 2021
Huawei is turning to technology for pig farmers as it deals with tough sanctions on its smartphones.
The Chinese telecoms giant was stopped from accessing vital components after the Trump administration labelled it a threat to US national security.
In response to struggling smartphone sales, Huawei is looking at other sources of revenue for its technology...
China has the world's biggest pig farming industry and is home to half the world's live hogs.
Technology is helping to modernise pig farms with AI being introduced to detect diseases and track pigs.
Facial recognition technology can identify individual pigs, while other technology monitors their weight, diet and exercise...
... "The pig farming is yet another example of how we try to revitalise some traditional industries with ICT (Information and Communications Technology) technologies to create more value for the industries in the 5G era," the Huawei spokesman added...
Huawei is reportedly working on pig-farming AI, as US sanctions continue to hit smartphone sales
o Hit by US sanctions, Huawei is reportedly beginning work on artificial intelligence for pig farmers.
o An executive announced the move on Weibo, The South China Morning Post reported on Thursday.
o Facial recognition could help pig farmers track individual pigs, BBC News reported.
Kevin Shalvey, Business Insider
Feb 19, 2021
Huawei has reportedly shifted its attention to how artificial intelligence can help pig farmers as a new use for its tech, as its smartphone sales fall amid US sanctions.
Huawei's facial recognition tech could help pig farmers identify individual pigs. The company's tech could also help track their vitals, including weight and diet.
That new project was announced on Weibo by President Duan Aijun, who runs the company's machine vision business, The South China Morning Post reported on Thursday.
A company spokesperson told BBC News:
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