Recently, a documentary series on global innovation produced by Chinese tech giant Huawei was presented. The company is known worldwide for its efforts to return to the top despite heavy sanctions imposed by the United States. Huawei has reclaimed its central position on the global tech scene by officially becoming the world’s largest manufacturer of networking devices.
The three-episode documentary series (found at this address) deals with scientific innovation implemented by technology companies around the world and focuses particularly on Huawei, but also features Ghana’s RuralStar project designed to help connect remote areas of the country with the Internet and improve their medical care system, and the TrackAI project that can help solve vision problems suffered by children and teenagers.
Founded in 1987, Huawei has grown tremendously over the past 35 years and has recently emerged as one of the world’s leading smartphone makers and global manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, with revenues in excess of $103 billion. In the wake of a historic trade war against China moved by former US President Trump, many US-led countries have placed sanctions on China and the main target of this war has been Chinese tech group Huawei, which nonetheless not only afeforts to have emerged unscathed from the war but has fought back, emerging as a global leader in 5G.
In addition to no longer being able to source chips due to US sanctions, Huawei has also been excluded from Germany’s 5G plan, while the UK has removed its base stations. But regardless of all of this, the Chinese company launched HarmonyOS 2.0, an element referred to as a historic victory on Huawei’s part, continuing to place the company on the world map of information technology and innovation.
The documentary series also features Huawei’s TrackAI technology, which has helped diagnose eye diseases in adolescents and children. According to Huawei, artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to play an important role in medical care systems and polycy key to the company. Over the past decade, the Chinese tech giant has invested more than $100 billion in research and development, establishing more than ten R&D centers around the world.
Subsequent episodes will showcase additional innovative technology projects in different fields. The documentary series shows how Huawei’s broadband base station helped connect Iqaluit, a remote town in northern Canada near the Arctic region, with the world. In another project – DigiTruck, primarily in Africa – Huawei and its partners are providing digital opportunities to many people in remote areas of Africa, helping them take advantage of life-changing digital educational possibilities. For deaf and dumb children, Huawei launched a free software, Storysign, in 2018. This project pioneered the use of AI to convert children’s book content into usable sign language format, helping deaf and dumb children learn to read. In the field of vehicle manufacturing, Huawei is involved in various areas ranging from 5G technology to autonomous vehicles. Executives, on the whole, report that they are optimistic about the future of azeinda.