Shanghai, China, October 11, 2018] At HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Huawei released the Huawei Cloud EI Intelligent Twins solution for cities. Jia Yongli, General Manager of EI Product Department of Huawei Cloud BU, announced the capability upgrade of Huawei Cloud Enterprise Intelligence (EI) services, noting that services would henceforth be powered on the latest Huawei AI chips.
In his speech, Jia Yongli said, “Since the launch of Huawei Cloud EI at HUAWEI CONNECT 2017, Huawei Cloud has explored over 200 projects across eight industries, covering cities, manufacturing, logistics, and the Internet. We have three important findings: AI helps IT evolve from support systems to production systems; combining AI with industry insight is difficult; and computing power is a major barrier to AI application.”
Huawei Cloud EI Drives Industry Modernization
When talking about how to combine industry insight with AI, Jia said, "Huawei Cloud EI drives industry modernization in three scenarios, including repetitive and high-volume work, tasks that require expert experience, and work that needs multi-domain collaboration. These will help improve efficiency, pass on expertise, and break the limits of human intelligence."
For repetitive or high-volume work, Huawei Cloud EI services help identify massive sets of frequently-used data in enterprise practices. For example, two Huawei Cloud EI services – DLS and Image Search – have helped TukuChina automatically import and cross-check hundreds of thousands of copyrighted images and tens of millions of images from the Internet every day, with an accuracy of 99%.
For tasks that require expert experience, AI can act as assistants to experts after being integrated with expert experience or industry insight. For example, the Huawei Cloud EI visual team has been working closely with KingMed Diagnostics, a company that provides medical diagnostic testing. By leveraging AI technologies, the partner has made breakthroughs in the pathological examination of cervical cancer, with a sensitivity (true positive rate) of over 99% and a specificity (true negative rate) of over 80%.
For tasks that require multi-domain collaboration and involve many parameters, complex dependencies, and high dimensions, such as industrial production and urban governance, AI brings with it new ideas and methods.
Huawei Releases EI Intelligent Twins for Cities
Today, Huawei Cloud released EI Intelligent Twins for cities and complex urban scenarios.
Based on the digital twin, the EI Intelligent Twins solution for cities released today utilizes AI to achieve synergies between clouds, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing, and other technologies and to build a complete system from data generation and analysis to closed-loop management. Strong computing power enables us to explore more efficient resource scheduling and configurations in a number of fields, such as traffic, environmental protection, emergency response, and public water systems, building a scenario-specific AI service platform that offers public services. This solution makes it possible to improve efficiency while reducing energy consumption and protecting the environment.
Huawei releases EI Intelligent Twins for cities
In June 2018, Huawei Cloud released Traffic Intelligent Twins and Industrial Intelligent Twins.
Li Qiang, Chief of Technology at Shenzhen Traffic Police, said during the plenary session of this year's HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, "We're using AI to build smart policing technology and an intelligent traffic brain to improve the travel experience for all." He spoke highly of the new solution and touched on three key areas in the new era of traffic management. First, AI has made law enforcement easier and more efficient than ever before. With the help of AI applications that detect violations such as talking on the phone while driving and not wearing a seat belt, Shenzhen Traffic Police has been able to increase its law enforcement activities by 15% in the first half of 2018. Second, this solution redefines the way traffic is managed. The focus is shifted away from regulating traffic with traffic lights and towards the more efficient mode of letting vehicles move based on vehicle quantity. The Shenzhen Traffic Police is currently deploying TrafficGo, Huawei's EI Traffic Intelligent Twins solution, at 43 intersections in the Bantian District of Shenzhen to pilot online signal timing. So far, vehicle speed has increased remarkably, with average waiting times at key intersections down 17.7%. Lastly, a new command center has been set up to shorten emergency response times. For example, the motorcycle patrol officers of the Shenzhen Traffic Police have shortened their response time by 67%.
Zhang Minzhe, Director and General Manager of Strategic Investment Department of Sanlian Hope, said, “In the industrial field, the core technology directly affects quality, efficiency and energy consumption, which is the key to the competitiveness of the production line. Sanlian Hope plays an essential role in the synthetic fiber industry. We use Huawei's EI Industrial Intelligent Twins solution to unleash the potential of flexible manufacturing and better cope with the downstream individualized needs. It also sorts according to user preferences to establish a flexible, accurate, and fast software-defined flexible production system. This solution helps increase the ratio of customer requirements that are met by 28.5% and the feasibility of the solution has been validated.”
Fast Upgrade of Huawei Cloud EI Capabilities
To empower Huawei Cloud's full-stack capabilities in all scenarios, Huawei released the Ascend 310 and 910 AI chips.
In addition, Huawei Cloud EI provides 45 services and 142 functions, covering essential platform services, general APIs, advanced APIs, and pre-integration solutions. These services and functions make inclusive AI possible, satisfying the needs of different groups including AI senior data scientists, data engineers, common IT engineers, and business personnel.
Huawei Cloud EI provides full-stack services across all scenarios
At the end of his speech, Jia Yongli said, “By improving the computing power offered by Huawei AI chips, Huawei Cloud is geared up for the AI era. We expect the Huawei Cloud EI Intelligent Twins solution to be used by our partners and create better cities around the world. Huawei's EI Intelligent Twins solution will be well integrated with industry expertise to offer inclusive AI, providing enterprises with affordable, effective, and reliable AI services.”
HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 – "Activate Intelligence" –is held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center and Expo Center from October 10 to 12.
This year's HUAWEI CONNECT conference is designed to help all businesses and organizations step over the threshold and stake their claim in the intelligent world. You will be joined by the best minds in the industry – including global ICT leaders, industry experts, and ecosystem partners – to chart the way forward and explore new opportunities.