One of the first things that comes to mind when contemplating the concept of artificial intelligence is super smart computers that will eventually replace all jobs and run the world. Hey, when names like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking are out there warning us about the potential dangers of AI, shouldn’t we be listening?
The end of the mankind aside, AI has some real-world benefits.
It’s those benefits that Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu pitched during his keynote at IFA 2017. Specifically, Yu introduced the idea of Mobile AI—putting the possibilities of artificial intelligence into consumers’ hands via their mobile devices—which Huawei has achieved with the launch of the Kirin 970. Yu called the development the world’s first smartphone AI computer platform with a dedicated Neural-network Processing Unit, or NPU.