Huawei releases AI Strategy and Full-Stack, All-scenario AI Portfolio

AI has become a new general purpose technology and will change all industries and organizations on earth

The third annual HUAWEI CONNECT, a global event for the ICT industry, opened at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. Themed “Activate Intelligence”, this year's event focuses on AI: its challenges, opportunities, innovations, and practices.

At the event, Huawei Rotating chairman, Eric Xu, announced Huawei’s AI strategy, as well as its full-stack, all-scenario AI portfolio. Huawei’s AI portfolio includes its new Ascend series of AI chips – the world’s first AI IP and chip series designed for a full range of scenarios (see below for more information).

The portfolio also includes new products and cloud services that are built on Ascend chip capabilities. With its full-stack AI portfolio, Huawei aims to provide pervasive intelligence to help drive industry development and build a fully connected, intelligent world.

Ten future changes: Driving Huawei’s AI strategy
Huawei predicts that by 2025, the world will see upwards of 40 billion personal smart devices, and 90 percent of device users will have a smart digital assistant.

Data utilization will reach 86 percent and AI services will be readily available, as prevalent as the air we breathe. According to Huawei, AI has become a new general purpose technology and will change all industries and organizations on earth.

Proactive change is the first step towards a better future in AI. Huawei has defined ten changes that will help pave the way. They include:

* Faster model training
* Abundant and affordable computing power
* AI deployment and user privacy
* New algorithms
* AI automation
* Practical application
* Real-time, closed-loop system
* Multi-tech synergy
* Platform support
* Talent availability.

These ten changes are not only Huawei's hope for the AI industry; they are the inspiration behind its AI strategy.

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