Huawei Reveals the Future of Mobile AI at IFA 2017

02-Sep-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 7:15 PM Print This Post

CEO Richard Yu Unveils the Kirin 970, Huawei’s first mobile AI
computing platform

BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today at IFA 2017, Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled a new era in
smartphone innovation. As part of CEO Richard Yu’s keynote address, he
revealed Huawei’s vision for the future of artificial intelligence with
the launch of the Kirin 970. By combining the power of the cloud with
the speed and responsiveness of native AI processing, Huawei is bringing
AI experiences to life and changing the way we interact with our devices.

“As we look to the future of smartphones, we’re at the threshold of an
exciting new era,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business
Group. “Mobile AI = On-Device AI + Cloud AI. Huawei is committed to
developing smart devices into intelligent devices by building end-to-end
capabilities that support coordinated development of chips, devices, and
the cloud. The ultimate goal is to provide a significantly better user
experience. The Kirin 970 is the first in a series of new advances that
will bring powerful AI features to our devices and take them beyond the

After years of development, Cloud AI has seen broad application, but
user experience still has room for improvement, including latency,
stability, and privacy. Cloud AI and On-Device AI can complement each
other. On-Device AI offers strong sensing capabilities, which are the
foundation of understanding and assisting people. Sensors produce a
large amount of real-time, scenario-specific, and personalized data.
Supported by strong chip processing capabilities, devices will become
more cognitive of user needs, providing truly personalized and readily
accessible services.

Kirin 970 is powered by an 8-core CPU and a new generation 12-core GPU.
Built using a 10nm advanced process, the chipset packs 5.5 billion
transistors into an area of only one cm². Huawei’s new flagship Kirin
970 is Huawei’s first mobile AI computing platform featuring a dedicated
Neural Processing Unit (NPU). Compared to a quad-core Cortex-A73 CPU
cluster, the Kirin 970′s new heterogeneous computing architecture
delivers up to 25x the performance with 50x greater efficiency. Simply
put, the Kirin 970 can perform the same AI computing tasks faster and
with far less power. In a benchmark image recognition test, the Kirin
970 processed 2,000 images per minute, which was faster than other chips
on the market.

About Huawei Consumer BG

Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries,
and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking third in the
world in mobile phone shipments in 2015. Fifteen R&D centers have been
set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China.
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Racepoint Global for Huawei Consumer BG
Ben Haber, 1-671-624-3200
[email protected]


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