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Jun 16, 2022 08:48 PM
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Leading Chinese AI Scientist Sun Jian Dies Suddenly at 45

Sun Jian joined AI firm, Megvii Technology, in 2016 as chief scientist and managing director of research. Photo: VCG
Sun Jian joined AI firm, Megvii Technology, in 2016 as chief scientist and managing director of research. Photo: VCG

Sun Jian, chief scientist at top artificial intelligence (AI) company Megvii Technology Ltd., has died at the age of 45, casting a cloud over the company’s research and development work.

Sun, a prominent scientist in the field of computer vision and computer graphics, and managing director of Megvii Research, died on Tuesday after a sudden illness, the company said in a brief statement the same day, though no further details were given.

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