If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
The Huawei Mate 10 is making its way to market internationally and includes some features consumers may not find standard on other 2017 smartphones. The device features the Kirin 970 chip, which includes a dedicated NPU (Neural Network Processing Chip). The Kirin 970 powers AI capabilities, which are primarily centered around the Huawei Mate 10 camera. The device features a dual camera setup that includes a 20-megapixel monochrome lens and a 12-megapixel RGB lens with f/1.6 aperture on both lenses and optical image stabilization on the RGB lens. Other features include BSI CMOS, Dual-LED flash PDAF, CAF, Laser, Depth autofocus, 2x Hybrid Zoom and 4K video recording.
According to the latest research from Counterpoint's Components Tracker Service, one in three smartphones to be shipped in 2020 will natively embed machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities at the chipset level. Apple, with its Bionic system on chip (SoC), proliferating across its complete portfolio over the next couple of years, will drive native AI adoption in smartphones. Its universal adoption of AI-capable SoCs will likely enable Apple to lead the AI-capable chip market through 2020. Huawei, with its HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, launched in September and finding application in the Huawei Mate 10 series launched today in Munich, is second to market after Apple with AI-capable smartphones. The Huawei Mate 10 is able to accomplish diverse computational tasks efficiently, thanks to the neural processing unit at the heart of the Kirin 970 SoC. However Qualcomm will unlock AI capabilities in its high to mid-tier SoCs within the next few months. It should be able to ...
Microsoft is delivering the world's first fully neural on device translations in the Microsoft Translator app for Android, customized for the Huawei Mate 10 series. Microsoft achieved this breakthrough by partnering with Huawei to customize Microsoft's new neural technology for Huawei's new NPU (Neural Processing Unit) hardware. This results in dramatically better and faster offline translations as compared to existing offline packs. The Microsoft Translator app with these capabilities comes pre-installed on Huawei Mate 10 devices allowing every Mate 10 user to have native access to online quality level translations even when they are not connected to the Internet. Until now, due to the computational requirements of neural machine translation, it was not possible to do full Neural Machine Translation (NMT) on-device.
The Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design Edition smartphone could be one of the sleekest yet. Featuring a dedicated Artificial Intelligence processor with machine learning, 6GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, a rear dual camera setup consisting of a 12-megapixel RGB and 20-megapixel monochrome modules offering f/1.6 aperture dual lenses. "Powered by AI technology, the camera takes photography to the next level, from artistic to intelligent, identifying different scenes in real time. It automatically adjusts the color, contrast, brightness and exposure to produce vibrant, sharp, perfectly framed photographs. It delivers AI-powered'bokeh' effect by shifting the focal point onto the subject of the photograph for picture-perfect portraits and selfies, and is even capable of capturing clear and sharp pictures of objects in motion," according to Design Boom.
Huawei announced its Mate 10 series in Munich Monday, showcasing three models of the device, which features the new Kirin 970 chip. The SoC is the first on the market to introduce a dedicated NPU or Neural Network Processing Unit to enable artificial intelligence capabilities natively on the device. The Huawei Mate 10 will be available to markets including Spain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia in late October for €699, while the Mate 10 Pro will be available to markets including Germany, France, Italy, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand in November for €799. The Porsche Design Mate 10 will also be available to select markets in mid-November for €1395. With the Mate 10 series, Huawei is promoting the transition from the smartphone to the "intelligent machine."
Chinese powerhouse Huawei makes smartphones, smartwatches and the hardware that powers mobile phone networks around the world. Today, in Munich, the company revealed its latest high-end mobile, the Mate 10. Get past the branding, both of the company's name which can sound like you've sneezed (Hwah-way!), and the idea that the phone in your pocket can be considered your mate, and you find a capable, glossy handset from a manufacturer reaching its greatest level of confidence. Like Google, which recently announced its Pixel 2 handset, Huawei is betting the farm on artificial intelligence (AI) with a powerful processor, called the Kirin 970. It boasts eight cores and a neural processing unit (NPU).
The most important phones of the year have already been announced, but one company might still be able to pique our interest. Huawei unveiled its AI-focused Kirin 970 processor at IFA, saying the chip's real world benefits would be shared at the launch of its next flagship. Now, the company is ready to reveal how the Kirin 970 performs in a phone. The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro were designed around AI -- so much so that Huawei wants to call them "intelligent machines." We don't know how much these intelligent machines will cost yet, but Huawei told Engadget to expect the prices to be competitive.
In the Pro version that strip, situated just above the fingerprint sensor and combined with the almost bezel-less screen, gives the phone a unique flavour, putting it on par with the new Note 8 or the LG V30. The chipset has a dedicated AI chip, called NPU or Neural Processing Unit, which is able to simultaneously process complex computing while interacting with its surroundings. At the moment, the categories are: snow, food, sunset, cat, dog, flower, plant and portrait, but Huawei claims the machine-learning system will add more categories as they become available. The Mate 10 will be available in four colours -- Mocha Brown, Champagne Gold and Pink Gold -- while the Mate 10 Pro is available in: Midnight Blue, Mocha Brown, Titanium Gray and Pink Gold.
It is born fast and stays fast by learning about your usage patterns and making small but significant changes to the way the chipset allocates resource to various tasks. Instead, Huawei continues to push forward, with the next wave of smartphone development and innovation the constant driving factor. Although Huawei is helping lead the push, changing the future of the consumer technology space isn't a job for just one company. That's because Huawei is bringing Amazon Alexa – the retailer's brilliant voice activated digital assistant – to today's mobile consumer experience, including the Huawei Mate 9.
While Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and Samsung Bixby are squaring against each other by offering different features, Amazon Alexa is on a different track altogether. Unlike Apple Siri which made its journey from a smartphone to a smart speaker, Amazon's Alexa did quite the opposite. However, as compared to voice assistants such as Google Assistant and Apple Siri, Alexa's performance is far from being perfect. In fact, users need to download two apps -- Amazon Alexa and HTC Alexa to make the voice assistant work on Alexa-enabled phones such as HTC U11 and Huawei Mate 9.