Since the beginning of this year, the new crown pneumonia epidemic has become a common challenge facing the world. “Crisis” has “opportunity”. From medical assistance and the front line of life science, to the orderly operation of the economy and society, to public services, policy formulation and other aspects, intelligent technology represented by artificial intelligence is playing more and more important role. In this context, from July 9th to 11th, the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) Cloud Summit with the theme of “Intelligent Connected World, Common Home” will be held, gathering the most influential scientists and entrepreneurs in the global AI field, etc. Passing cutting-edge views and insights, showing the latest technologies, products and applications, helping to cope with common problems faced by human development and creating a better life for human beings.
Intel is committed to creating world-changing technologies that benefit everyone on the planet. At the conference, several Intel experts, including Song Jiqiang, President of Intel China Research Institute, Zhang Yu, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Engineer of Intel China IoT Division, delivered speeches. Intel also actively supported the World Artificial Intelligence Innovation Competition (AIWIN) and AI development. Forum, etc., to fully demonstrate Intel’s comprehensive advantages in product leadership, solution innovation, and ecological construction ability to accelerate the innovation breakthrough and application of artificial intelligence and other transformative technologies.
Accelerate the convergence of “AI x 5G x Intelligent Edge” to promote breakthroughs in intelligent applications
Transformative technologies such as artificial intelligence, 5G, and intelligent edge are at an unprecedented historical intersection. They are accelerating breakthroughs and integration, becoming a new type of infrastructure for the intelligent world and an important driving factor for Intel’s future growth. Song Jiqiang pointed out in his speech titled “Exponential Innovation Drives Smart Future”: “We have entered the era of intelligence, and the ‘smart X effect’ is a key opportunity. 2020 is an important time node to promote the intelligent transformation of all walks of life. .”
Taking data as the center, Intel builds comprehensive capabilities of intelligent connection, intelligent storage, and intelligent computing, and realizes the “smart X effect” through exponential innovation. Intel regards six technical pillars (process and packaging, XPU architecture, memory and storage, interconnection, security, software) as the engine to promote intelligent innovation, and integrates artificial intelligence into all aspects, with a comprehensive product of CPU+GPU+FPGA+ASIC The layout, the combination of software and hardware, helps customers realize intelligent deployment from cloud to end.
Accelerating the integration of “AI x 5G x Intelligent Edge”, Intel has a deep understanding of industry needs, enabling ecosystem and application implementation. In Song Jiqiang’s view, smart future cities are ideal carriers for the application of transformative technologies. For example, the Nanjing “Future Science and Technology Smart Center” built by Intel, Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone and a number of ecological partners, through the joint construction of 5G + smart parks, fosters innovation ecology, and continuously explores the future development of smart cities.
In a wider range of industries and scenarios, Intel is promoting the implementation of intelligent applications. As an important area of new infrastructure, the Industrial Internet is an important driving force for the transformation and upgrading of the manufacturing industry. In a speech on the theme of “Edge AI Helps Industrial Internet”, Zhang Yu pointed out, “The combination of artificial intelligence and industrial Internet has promoted the development of intelligent manufacturing. From interconnection to intelligence to autonomy, this is the evolution of the industrial Internet” Moore’s Law ‘. AI will play an important role in the ‘intelligent system phase’ and the ‘autonomous system phase’.”
Zhang Yu believes that the Industrial Internet is essentially an end-to-end system of “edge-cloud collaboration”. Among them, about 50% of the data processing occurs at the edge, and the other 50% occurs in the cloud. A large part of this data needs to be processed using artificial intelligence technology. Intel’s advantage lies in its ability to help partners build cloud-to-end AI systems.
Intel is not only a provider of technology, but also a practitioner of technology. For example, in Intel’s Dalian factory, real-time and accurate wafer inspection is required to ensure product yield. Through Intel-based artificial intelligence software and hardware technology, the detection efficiency is increased by 100 times compared with pure manual detection.
The transportation industry is an important support for the development of the national economy, and the intelligent upgrade of the transportation system is a major opportunity for the development of the country, society, industry and enterprises. Intel introduced the practice of comprehensively empowering smart transportation at the conference, focusing on areas such as ports and ships, airports, railways and vehicles, fleet management, and road infrastructure. With industry-leading high-performance chip products, Intel® OpenVINO™ toolkit for computer vision, and product reference designs, Intel lays a solid foundation for partners (including software, equipment and system manufacturers) to quickly bring products to market and promote the development of smart transportation. develop.
Multi-dimensional efforts to expand the artificial intelligence innovation ecosystem
Ecological construction is the cornerstone of industrial development. Intel is not only a company that leads technological innovation, but also is constantly committed to building an innovation ecosystem. According to statistics, the number of developers on the IA architecture exceeds 20 million. In response to this large group, Intel has created projects such as Intel AI Practice Day, Intel AI Builders, Intel AI Developer Program, and OpenVINO Chinese Community.
At the conference, Intel’s technical experts introduced the technical practice of promoting artificial intelligence and big data analysis based on BigDL and Analytics Zoo; as well as the optimization of AI open source software stack and deep learning framework on Intel architecture. This will help developers achieve greater scope and scale of AI deployment more efficiently and easily.
The World Artificial Intelligence Conference also drew an end to the 2020 World Artificial Intelligence Innovation Competition (AIWIN). AIWIN is guided by the Organizing Committee of the World Artificial Intelligence Conference, jointly organized by the Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Development Alliance and the Shanghai Economic and Information Development Research Center, and Intel (China) Co., Ltd. provides software and hardware technical support such as the OpenVINO tool suite. Under the special circumstances of this year, this competition question deeply integrates the current epidemic prevention scene and the direction of intelligent economy after resumption of work, and opens two competition questions of epidemic prevention (mask identification) and fashion (clothing style identification), demonstrating the power of AI for good.
WAIC brings together the most influential experts and scholars in the global AI field to deliver cutting-edge views and insights, and showcase the latest technologies, products and applications. To make breakthroughs in technological innovation and promote application implementation, Intel will also continue to deepen cooperation with Chinese industry, academia, and research circles, conduct cutting-edge research, jointly promote talent training, jointly create an open ecosystem, empower developers to practice, and accelerate artificial intelligence, etc. The integration of transformative technologies and all walks of life together to ride the wave of intelligent innovation.