IEEE’s Former Head to Join Shenzhen AI, Robotics Firm Ubtech

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(Yicai Global) Dec. 6 -- Howard Michel, former president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in the US and an expert on artificial intelligence, is to join Ubtech Robotics Corp. as its education CTO and director.

Zhou Jian, founder of the Shenzhen-based AI company, confirmed the appointment through his private WeChat account. Appointments of more IEEE fellows will be announced later this month, Zhou said.

Michel was elected IEEE president in 2014 and served for one year. Founded in 2012, Ubtech is a high-tech company focusing on the development and research of artificial intelligence and humanoid robots.