Tencent Cloud unveils three world-class AI chips

AI Chips

Tencent Cloud claims to have developed three world-class AI chips that substantially outperform rivals, although details at this point are scarce.

The third largest cloud services company in China, following Alibaba and Huawei, Tencent recently revealed the three chips at its 2021 Digital Ecology Conference.

Current information on the three chips can be summarised as follows:

Zixiao – an “AI reasoning” chip that supposedly offers 100 percent better...

Huawei announces its own AI assistant as it prepares for Google-less life

huawei assistant mate 30 pro google services ai artificial intelligence

Huawei has announced its own AI-powered assistant during a launch event in Munich as it prepares for life without Google’s services.

Due to US trade restrictions, Huawei is losing access to Google’s services. The new Mate 30 smartphones announced in Munich today will launch with the open-source Android, but it will not feature the Play Store, Gmail, YouTube, Google Pay, or the many other services which Western consumers are used to.

Among the features that will be...

Huawei debuts the Kirin 990 as the world’s first SoC with AI and SA 5G

During an opening keynote at IFA Berlin, Huawei CEO Richard Yu debuted the Kirin 990 as the world's first SoC with AI and SA 5G capabilities.

“The Kirin 990 has been fully upgraded in terms of performance and power efficiency, AI computing, and ISP, extending mobile phone experiences to a new level," says Yu.

Huawei's new SoC is the first to pack a dual-core NPU built on the Da Vinci architecture, which comprises of large NPU cores and "tiny" NPU cores. The idea is...

Huawei unveils high-end AI chip for servers alongside MindSpore framework

huawei ascend 910 mindspore ai artificial intelligence framework

Huawei has unveiled a high-end artificial intelligence chip for servers along with an AI computing framework called MindSpore.

The Huawei Ascend 910 is the “world’s most powerful AI processor,” according to a press release on Friday. The chip’s specs were first announced during last year’s Huawei Connect event in Shanghai.

Eric Xu, Rotating Chairman of Huawei, said:

"We have been making steady progress since we announced our AI strategy in October...

Huawei P30 Pro: AI turns anyone into a skilled photographer

We’ve gone hands-on with Huawei’s P30 Pro to review its AI capabilities and determine whether it’s a gimmick or a useful implementation.

The company’s flagship P-series of smartphones focuses on camera innovations. With this latest device, we’re seeing that trend continue. There are clear enhancements to existing features in addition to a few new things for us to play with.

In the Mate 20, Huawei’s previous flagship, the company expanded the number of scenes...

AnTuTu’s latest benchmark tests AI chip performance

We can now better scrutinise manufacturers’ claims about AI chip performance improvements thanks to AnTuTu’s latest benchmark.

If you’ve ever read a comprehensive smartphone review, you’ve likely heard of AnTuTu. The company’s smartphone benchmarking tool is often used for testing and comparing the CPU and 3D performance of devices.

With dedicated AI chips now appearing in devices from the mid-range to flagships, AnTuTu has decided it’s time for a benchmark...

Huawei discusses AI strategy with us at the Mate 20 launch

During last week’s Mate 20 Pro launch, AI News discussed Huawei’s AI strategy with the company’s president of software engineering. Dr Chenglu Wang (left in picture) has been with Huawei for over four years and has overseen the integration of AI with the company’s products. HiAI is Huawei’s mobile AI open platform which consists of three layers: Application - Focuses on enabling AI for apps to make them more intelligent and powerful. Chip - Aims to achieve optimal...

Huawei proves AI delivers ‘higher intelligence’ smartphones

Huawei used its flagship Mate 20 launch to show how the company is using AI to deliver 'higher intelligence' smartphones. We’ve come to expect great things from Huawei in AI. The company is quickly establishing itself as a leading player in the arena – just last week announcing new chipsets designed to seize the AI throne from Silicon Valley giants. In the Mate 20, Huawei is debuting its latest processor – the Kirin 980. Huawei reminded us last year’s flagship, the Mate 10,...

Huawei seeks to seize the AI throne from Silicon Valley

Chinese technology giant Huawei is taking its AI strategy up a gear in a bid to seize the throne from Silicon Valley incumbents. During HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 in Shanghai, the company announced how it will take on the likes of Nvidia and Qualcomm. The first part of that strategy is new hardware. Huawei unveiled new chipsets it’s calling the Ascend 910 and Ascend 310. These chips are both designed for AI but target different use cases. The 910 is targeted at data centres; a territory...

Huawei wants to develop the first digital assistant with emotions

huawei ai digital assistant virtual artificial intelligence

Technology giant Huawei wants to develop the first digital assistant which evokes an emotional bond with the user to offer a more personal experience. "We want to introduce emotional interactions,” said Felix Zhang, VP of Software Engineering at Huawei, in an interview with CNBC. “We believe that in the future all of our end users will want to interact with the system more passionately.” If the movie ‘Her’ comes to mind when hearing about Huawei’s plans, executives said they were...