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Huawei Advances AI Strategy in Russia, Propelling AI Ecosystem to New Levels

2019.11.13

[Moscow, Russia, November 13, 2019] Recently, AI Journey kicked off in the Expocentre in Moscow, Russia. Huawei shared its latest AI technologies and best practices in the global digital and intelligent transformation, as well as the headway it has made and future plans to advance the AI ecosystem in Russia. Huawei brings its in-house chips such as the Ascend AI processor, full-series Atlas AI computing platform products, and real-time solution demo based on the Atlas 500 AI edge station.

Dang Wenshuan, Huawei's Chief Strategy Architect, delivered a keynote speech titled Enabling Pervasive AI. Dang points out that AI as a general-purpose technology is driving the ICT industry towards a paradigm shift of hybrid computing based on rules and statistics. Building on its Ascend AI processors and Kunpeng processors, Huawei provides full-stack, all-scenario AI solutions. Huawei has delivered over 500 projects across more than 10 industries, including telecom, energy, and transportation, helping customers drive productivity and innovation with AI technology. Huawei strives to provide all-scenario computing power and full-stack solutions for Russian as well as other global customers to embrace pervasive AI.

Dang Wenshuan delivering the keynote speech

Jiang Tao, Vice President of Huawei's Intelligent Computing BU, also delivered a speech. "With the launch of Atlas AI computing platform products in Russia, Huawei will build the AI ecosystem in Russia from the following three aspects: Carry out AI joint innovation with local partners based on the Moscow OpenLab; enable Russian developers based on the global Ascend community; develop diversified AI courses and cover more Russian universities," said Jiang.

“By rolling out these initiatives, Huawei aims to work with industry organizations, and engage over 100,000 AI developers, more than 100 ISVs, and over 20 universities to build an AI ecosystem within five years, bringing AI applications to more industries.”

Jiang Tao delivering the speech

AI Journey is one of the top events with the largest scale, widest coverage, and strongest influence in the AI and data analysis fields in Russia. This time, the two-day conference attracted more than 5000 participants from inside and outside Russia, including AI and data experts, and AI companies. The event includes more than 120 professional topics. In addition to Moscow, the conference includes other Russian cities such as Tomsk, Novosibirsk, and Yekaterinburg, where regional sessions are hosted for extensive discussion of AI.