Tech-savvy youth Where bright minds go, companies might want to follow

TOKYO — Many of today’s tech-savvy young professionals are pooh-poohing stable employment at big companies and are instead seeking opportunities where they can hone their skills and deepen their knowledge.      The corporate world, though, isn’t going to give them up without a fight.      Fanuc, a leading industrial tool and robot maker, once set its sights on Eiichi Matsumoto, an engineer who just might be on his way to joining the elite of global IT professionals. While in high school, Matsumoto medaled at the International Olympiad in Informatics. He went on to study at a graduate school at the University of Tokyo.      The 25-year-old specializes in artificial intelligence, a field widely expected to create new products like self-driving cars as well as whole new markets.    …


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