SAN FRANCISCO and SHANGHAI, Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire
TouchPal, a Shanghai-based mobile software start-up, just announced a global A.I. engineer recruitment campaign, offering an annual package of over $1.5 million to lure A.I. specialists to join the TouchPal team.
The global market intelligence firm, IDC estimated that the A.I. market will grow from $8 billion in 2016 to more than $47 billion in 2020. According to Indeed.com, a job website with one of the highest traffic rates, the average salary of a machine learning engineer is $135,000 annually, whereas the average salary of a software engineer is only $97,000.
The dilemma is insufficient A.I researchers. With a scanty supply, U.S. companies have veered towards the academic field with startling packages. In this scenario, why should A.I. talents lay eyes on foreign start-ups?
According to TouchPal co-founder and chief scientist, Ren, "With a solid foundation of over 100 million daily active users spanning 158 countries and regions, TouchPal's A.I. lab gains a head start with this immense platform in the two disciplines, data and distribution. In addition, our AI labs are equipped with self-designed computer rooms and computing clusters. The large-scale user data computing and storage platform was invented and constructed by TouchPal itself."
As a matter of fact, TouchPal is no stranger to Silicon Valley, where it established its own A.I. lab in Mountain Viewin 2015 and another A.I. lab in Shanghai. With two state-of-the-art A.I. labs located in the East and the West, it's unlikely to miss a beat.
In the blink of an eye, a tech start-up in a developing country has gained an astounding popularity among all walks of life. TouchPal has managed to keep an annual job growth rate over 50%.
TouchPal has also cultivated a partnership with distinguished universities like UC Berkeley. The two emphases are core technology development and intellectual property rights protection (with over 160 patents worldwide).
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