Huawei unveils 2 AI microchips at GITEX

October 15, 2018

Shahd Alhamdan

Saudi Gazette

‘ACTIVATE Intelligence,’ is Huawei’s theme during the annual GITEX Technology Week being held at World Trade Center Dubai until Wednesday (Oct. 17).

Huawei is presenting in the event two artificial intelligence microchips, Ascend 910 and Ascend 310. These that can run data centers and smart devices were presented for the first time last week in China during Huawei Connect event.

The new chips that are designed and manufactured by the company, will help in enhanced the quality of services and results of the company’s innovations, including the intelligent video analytics innovation. The products that are shown in the booth focus on artificial intelligence.

Alaa ElShimy, Vice President and Managing Director, Huawei Enterprise Middle East, explained that the company is investing $140 million to develop 1 million developers in three years for the chips, including Huawei Cloud, artificial intelligence resources, and artificial intelligence suites in artificial intelligence talent education.

For universities and research institutes, Huawei’s AI talent development plan will include several activities such as cooperating with universities and scientific research institutes to develop AI courses, publish text books, and support scientific research and talent training.

Huawei’s chips will help to greatly accelerate the Artificial Intelligent adoption in all industries.

During Gitex event, Huawei is holding several educational sessions, panels, and conferences. In the second day of the event, the company had a conference with the name of “Huawei Innovation day conference,” focused on the 5G innovation and the 5G ecosystem.

5G could generate around $270 billion in the regional ICT sector in the next decade.

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