Monday, 22 October, 2018

Huawei launches machine learning capable new Ascend-series AI chips

Huawei Logo Huawei Takes Aim at AI Sector With Two New Chips
Roberta Sherman | 12 October, 2018, 11:10

Xu said the company would in the telecom sector adopt SoftCOM AI to make the network more efficient.

"Since we do not sell to third parties, there is no direct competition between Huawei and chip vendors", Xu said on Wednesday, in response to questions about competition from Qualcomm, AMD and Nvidia. "But if one day we can realize the autonomous network, such jobs of O&M [operations and maintenance] engineers will become redundant". By then, it says, 86 per cent of companies will be using big data, and AI services will be "as prevalent as the air we breathe".

Huawei has always been barred from selling telecom gear in the United States.

Faster model training. Training complex AI models now takes days or months, he said, adding that it ought to take place in minutes or even seconds. The Ascend 310 is aimed at not only smart devices, but also Internet of Things devices using artificial intelligence.

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"We are working towards making AI more inclusive, making it affordable, effective and reliable for all". In April this year, the company launched HiAI, its AI engine for smart devices.

Huawei has also encountered its own problems recently, as it meets with resistance in the West from some countries concerned that its core networking equipment and smartphones could pose a national security risk. Backed by its AI portfolio, Huawei Cloud EI will be able to deliver a full-stack portfolio for enterprise and government customers.

"In the consumer market, HiAI will bring true intelligence to our consumer devices, making them smarter than ever", Xu said at Huawei Connect 2018.

Huawei's strategy itself has five areas of focus: Invest in AI research; build a full-stack AI portfolio - which the company has now rolled out; develop an open ecosystem and the talent to match; strengthen the existing portfolio; and drive greater operational efficiency within the company.

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Huawei had unveiled its Kirin 970 chipset with built-in AI in September 2017, at the time calling it the "future of smartphones". Its mobile AI is made up of a combination of on-device AI and cloud AI. It will also help the Chinese company to mark a debut against the world's top AI and cloud-based companies in the U.S. Huawei is shifting into AI chips business for enterprises and consumer applications.

In February this year, Huawei then used the AI capabilities of its Mate 10 Pro to drive an autonomous auto.

Under its RoadReader project, Huawei said it has used the smartphone to conduct intelligent object recognition to distinguish between thousands of different objects including dogs, cats, balls, and bicycles and "learn to take the most appropriate course of action".

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