Huawei boss says people should not be afraid of innovations such as AI

Jan Yumul, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 11 2018 07:11 PM | Updated as of Jan 11 2018 07:12 PM

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MANILA - People should not be afraid of innovation, says the regional boss of one of the biggest smartphone makers in the world. 

Alex Lin, president of Huawei's consumer business group in the South Pacific, acknowledges that technological advances such as artificial intelligence and robots are getting some people worried. 

But Lin says this unease over innovations is unfounded. He likens this to older generations' distrust of the rise of younger generations. 

"It's like how our parents see us, or how we see our kids," Lin said. He noted that as a kid his own parents did not trust him, but when he grew up successful, his parents respected him. 

"The growth or progress never stops. So we have to keep an open mind for new innovation," said Lin. 

"And one day we will find that life will be better," he said.

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