Huawei and Baidu form alliance to lead in AI-powered smartphones

Huawei and Baidu have formed an alliance with the intention of sharing their expertise to lead the new generation of AI-powered smartphones. Many flagship smartphones are launching with dedicated AI chips — including, of course, Huawei’s very own Mate 10. Over the course of the next year, we expect these chips to be available in most high-end devices. Research firm Counterpoint Technology forecasts that more than half a billion smartphones that will be shipped around the world in 2020...

Research: One in three smartphones will feature dedicated AI chips by 2020

New research conducted by Counterpoint Research predicts that one in three smartphones will feature chipset-level AI by 2020. In an editorial last month, we predicted an invasion of mobile AI chips with a pace of adoption quicker than what Counterpoint is expecting. Recent announcements, such as the Huawei Mate 10 yesterday, certainly appear to indicate the start of a trend over the coming months. If you missed our coverage from Huawei’s event in Munich yesterday, we came away...

Opinion: Huawei shows what’s possible when you put AI first

Huawei unveiled its latest Mate 10 flagship smartphone at a dedicated event in Munich today, and its AI prowess lives up to the expectations the company set beforehand. When our invite came through we couldn't pass on the opportunity to see the device for ourselves. Huawei has openly mocked Apple for boasting of the company dipping its toes into AI with the iPhone X, but ultimately with a lack of ambition that's left it looking far behind what Android phones have accomplished for...