Huawei highlights innovations in Al, 5G

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Fourth Huawei Middle East Innovation Day held during GITEX Technology Week 2019

Huawei held the fourth Huawei Middle East Innovation Day at the sidelines of GITEX Technology Week 2019.

The event saw ICT experts from government, telecom and enterprise sectors gather to discuss key industry topics, including artificial intelligence (AD), 5G, ecosystem development, and more.

AI has the potential to have an exponential impact globally, with independent studies estimating that, by 2030, it could contribute nearly $16 trillion to the global economy – by which time it 1s predicted that a significant majority of companies will have adopted AI technology. It is estimated that the UAE’s economy will comprise 14% contribution from AI by 2030, which will be the largest GDP share in the Middle East.

ElShimy: We are increasingly leveraging the ecosystem.

AI is already integrated into many of Huawei’s products and has already been implemented in a number of vertical solutions. A number of customers were at hand at the event to share their experiences with Huawei AI products at the event. “It is important for audiences to hear from customers who have implemented and used the solutions so they can learn from the experience,” says Alaa ElShimy, managing director and vice president, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, Huawei Middle East.

Regionally, 5G is gaining strong momentum in its commercial adoption with several operators in the region already operating 5G networks. 5G is bringing virtual reality, augmented reality, and other ultra-HD video services to consumers. Meanwhile, industries are starting to embrace 5G as the technology explodes into prominence by promoting a comprehensive digital transformation and improving efficiency in many industries.

At the Innovation Day 2019, Huawel1 shared use cases for combined 5G and AI technologies with the ecosystem. “What is important this year is that we’re leveraging the ecosystem more and more to build different solutions for different verticals, leveraging a combination of 5G and AI,” ElShimy says.

Huawei also shared its compute strategy. Huawei now offers processors for various scenarios, built around the Da Vinci architecture, which features scalable memory, compute, and on-chip interconnection. These include Kunpeng 920 for servers, the Kirin series for smartphones, the Honghu for smart TVs and the Ascend series of chipsets for artificial! intelligence applications.

“We believe that connectivity and compute are the two key technologies that are key to realising a fully connected intelligent world,” says ElShimy

Source: Network Middle East Magazine