Huawei is creating synthetic intelligence expertise for the pig sector after cell phone gross sales proceed to plunge on account of US sanctions.
The Chinese language telecoms large has shifted its pursuits to agriculture following fears over nationwide safety in Western international locations.
The Trump administration positioned sanctions on Huawei after it labelled the agency a risk to US pursuits and nationwide safety.
Huawei’s cell phone gross sales declined 42% within the final quarter of 2020 because it grappled with a restricted provide of microchips because of the sanctions.
Seeking to recuperate income, the corporate has acknowledged that it’s launching a man-made intelligence pig farming undertaking in a bid to modernise the trade.
China, dwelling to the world’s largest pig trade and half of the world’s pigs, will use Huawei’s AI expertise to detect illnesses.
This new tech to enhance animal well being and welfare comes following outbreaks of African swine fever in China over the previous few years.
The influence of the pig virus has seen 50 p.c of China’s pork manufacturing worn out.
A Huawei spokesman advised the BBC: “Pig farming is yet one more instance of how we attempt to revitalise some conventional industries with ICT applied sciences to create extra worth for the industries within the 5G period.”