Feeling the financial squeeze, especially due to the US sanctions hitting hard on the smartphone market, Huawei has announced its intention to try its technologies in the field of pig farming in China.
For this, Huawei intends to use its knowledge and expertise in the fields of 5G, artificial intelligence and facial recognition.
No longer allowed to use Android or Google services in its latest smartphones – making them almost impossible to sell outside of Asia – and blocked from the development of 5G technology in many countries, Huawei is looking for ways to diversify its business , still supported by the Chinese. government.
Today, Huawei wants to shake up the pig farming industry. The idea is to create a new kind of pig farming – futuristic, connected and smart.
The announcement was made on the Weibo social network, without further details at this time.
Note that China is home to the world’s largest pig farming industry, with one in two pigs currently being raised in China.
The technology that Huawei is bringing to the industry is aimed at modernizing pig farms as they currently operate.
For example, 5G can be used to help farmers count and locate their animals, but also potentially monitor their weight or heart rate.
Artificial intelligence can then analyze the data in real time and help prevent certain forms of disease.
Finally, facial recognition could be used to identify pigs individually. Huawei has already developed particularly advanced facial recognition technology, already anchored in the daily life of Chinese people.
Here it could be adapted for use with pigs.
Next, Huawei is focusing on the coal mining industry, for which the company plans to set up an innovation lab in northern China’s Shanxi Province.