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Huawei Global AI Challenge has US$210,000 prize money

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Huawei has officially the global AI challenge 2022 along with prize money of US$210,000 and it’s specially organized for the developers passionate about Artificial Intelligence and applications that are built around smart AI apps scenarios. If you want to learn more about this challenge, please check the full information below.

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The 2022 Huawei GLOBAL AI CHALLENGE was officially launched and opened to online registration, with all full-time students who are formally enrolled at a higher-education institution now eligible to enroll in the competition and compete for US$210,000 in prize money. The competition is jointly held by the Jiangsu Association of Artificial Intelligence (JSAI), Huawei Consumer Cloud Service Department, and Huawei Nanjing Research Center, and aims to engage with aspiring young developers who share a passion for AI, as well as a commitment to applying AI to more scenarios for a fully connected, intelligent world.

The Huawei GLOBAL AI CHALLENGE is now in its fourth consecutive year since its start in 2019 and had attracted 2,500+ algorithm submissions, from nearly 8,000 teams in 45 countries and regions over its first three years. More than 150 contestants have been awarded. A number of outstanding contestants from the top universities and colleges in China were enrolled by Huawei. The competition marries theory with practice, bringing together young talent to nurture new AI technologies in both a theoretical and practical sense.

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Wang Yue, President of Huawei Consumer Cloud Service Application Ecosystem BU, set forth the competition’s lofty ambitions, noting, “The development of AI has ushered in an era of ubiquitous intelligence. We aim to inspire global campus talent to explore new AI frontiers, and solve global problems.”

Advice from internationally renowned experts and Huawei professionals

The competition has been enriched by the contributions of acclaimed international AI experts, who provide contestants with advice and mentorships. This year’s slate of experts includes Zhi-Hua Zhou, Professor, and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Nanjing University and a foreign member of the Academy of Europe; Pascal Van Hentenryck, AAAI Fellow, A. Russell Chandler III Chair, and Professor at the H. Milton Stewart School; and Giuseppe De Giacomo, AAAI Fellow, ACM Fellow, and Full Professor at the Sapienza University of Rome.

Professor Zhou has served as a member of the advisory panel of the GLOBAL AI CHALLENGE for three consecutive years, and played an important role in the competition, noting at the launch event, “Many excellent contestants and solutions were highly praised by the judging panel in past three years. I wholeheartedly believe that this year’s contest will witness a new wave of impressive solutions, and more up-and-coming talent will have a chance to shine.”

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15 AI experts from top universities and colleges in China from the distinguished judging panel and accomplished Huawei technical personnel will share their firsthand experiences. Their expertise will bring an element of industry authority to the competition, and promote industrial and academic achievements, as well as research.

Three contest proposals, address real-world challenges

Experts assessed potential contest proposals using the following five criteria: technical innovation, practical value, risk assessment, popularity, and difficulty, and ultimately settled on three proposals, encompassing practical application of AI in ad recommendations, mapping, and interactive media services. The proposals involve cutting-edge technologies, including machine learning, computer vision (CV), natural language processing (NLP), and decision intelligence, and encourage contestants to explore new solutions.

The first proposal is “knowledge-driven spoken dialogue”. Chatbots are often let down by their passiveness, which often leads to meaningless responses to user requests and limited information. That is why a dialogue system that is capable of interpreting messages and being informative is needed. The dialogue models contestants create are expected to be more robust when encountering word and syntax errors, providing users with responses that meet their expectations.

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The second proposal is “intelligent quality inspection of lane rendering data”. When a navigation service is opened, the map background is generated through data rendering. However, issues with retrieving data may cause errors in lane-level images rendered using such data. To effectively and efficiently spot such data, a high-quality intelligent quality inspection model is needed. We believe that this proposal will rally talent from around the world in the CV domain.

The last proposal is “CTR prediction through cross-domain data from ads and news feeds”. Since the user behavior types that can be identified are limited if only data from the domain of the ad is used, contestants are expected to enhance ad click-through rate (CTR) prediction accuracy by leveraging ad logs, user profiles, and cross-domain data.

Prize money up for grabs

The contest was opened to registration on June 24 and will include preliminary (June 24 to August 24) and elite final (September 3 to mid-September) stages. Following an online competition in the preliminary stage, seven teams will be selected from each proposal to enter the elite final, where a total of 21 teams for the three proposals will compete for cash prizes via an online competition and presentation.

Huawei’s Shining Star Program has set aside a total of US$210,000 as prize money for the contest, which will be distributed to the top seven teams for each of the three proposals. The champion will be awarded US$35,000, the first runner-up US$15,000, and the second runner-up US$10,000. In addition, four teams will earn an honorary mention, which entitles them to US$2,500.

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The GLOBAL AI CHALLENGE is a unique opportunity to explore the boundaries of data science, algorithms, and AI. We warmly invite all student developers who are daring enough to challenge themselves, to showcase their best work to the wider world.

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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei MatePad Paper HarmonyOS update optimizes display effect

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Huawei’s first e-ink paper tablet – the Huawei MatePad Paper tablet introduced to let you experience writing on paper in real aspects on it. And to give a fluent writing experience, Huawei recently released a new August 2022 HarmonyOS update for MatePad Paper, that optimizes the system software.

The latest August 2022 update for the Huawei MatePad Paper optimizes the display effect of some interfaces to improve text clarity, and also it added a virus scanning engine to enhance system security.

Although, the display optimization help to make text sharper and easier to read on screen. Update customer the text and display fount more likely to provide you an eye chatting experience.

This optimization is essential for the Huawei MatePad Paper table, as it uses no background light that directly affects to user’s eye in a dark environment. Also, the text is not show clear and visible to the users.

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But thanks to the August 2022 update, its resolved all the user’s concerns and other issue related to display and fount clarity and visibility. We recommend you download and install it as soon as possible to experience new and better services.

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Furthermore, the new HarmonyOS version for the Huawei MatePad Paper optimizes the user’s experience with some scenarios of notes, also it brings optimization for the default brightness of different lighting modes.

Below you can check the overall details regarding the update mentioned below:

Adapted models:

  • Huawei MatePad Paper HMW-W09

Version

  • New version number:
    • HarmonyOS 2.1.0.155
  • Running version:
    • HarmonyOS 2.1.0.143

Changelog

  • Security
    • Added virus scanning engine to enhance system security
  • Optimization
    • Optimization of the user’s experience of some scenarios of notes
    • Optimize the display effect of some interfaces and improve text clarify
    • Optimize the default brightness of different lighting modes

(Source: Huawei)

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Huawei achieves 96th position in Annual Fortune Global 500 list

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Huawei is one of the leading tech giants across the world. Several times, the company has flourished its name and fame on the global platform. With constant efforts and innovative techniques, Huawei has attained its place in the 2022 Fortune Global 500 list.

Recently, the business inspection cooperation – Fortune announced the 2022 Global list of companies that includes the top organizations of the world, including Huawei. The inspection firm is well-known to showcase the overall growth of companies around the globe.

Over the past few years, the pandemic has ruptured many sectors around the world. Consequently, there is a need to understand the growth of the digital economy on a global basis. Hence, Fortune has the responsibility of providing an accumulated and accurate report of sales and profits that has broken record levels in the year 2021.

Favorably, Huawei managed to secure its position among the top 100 companies in the Fortune Global 500 list. Approx 145 Chinese companies came under the list category. Among them, the Chinese manufacturer is standing at the 96th rank.

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Speaking of the revenue details of Huawei, the company has slightly come down over the past year. It has fallen from 44th rank directly to 96th. Besides, the revenue has also decreased to 23.6 percent. But it does not mean that the company is playing at the loss.

A good profit of 88.2%

Alternatively, the Chinese tech maker has hyped its profit percent to 88.2. Well, that gets equal to 17.62 billion USD. Hence, we cannot say that the company has declined in any manner. Concerned with the tiny step back, Huawei knows how to tackle the obstacles on its way.

Moreover, we should not forget that the company is playing the lead role in the foldable smartphone market. Huawei is consistent regarding new upbringings in the market. And soon, the firm will be able to recover its loss with a good amount of profit.

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Huawei Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro and RS gets certified ahead of launch

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Recently, Huawei received certificate for three new models – BNE-AL00, DCO-AL00, and CET-AL00. These phones are identified as the upcoming Huawei Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design.

Certificate from TENAA reveals that the Huawei Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS are equipped with only 4G LTE connectivity and there’s no sign of 5G at the moment. These phones are powered by HarmonyOS operating system and more likely it’ll be the HarmonyOS 3.0.

Aside from this information, there’s no clue of any other details on the specifications. However, a previous report reveals that the phone lineup will have a new six-blade lens with a variable aperture controls the light more effectively and also to safe keep the image sensor hardware.

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With this tech, Huawei is aiming to provide better brightness in images and background blur in portrait shots. This is quite an awesome improvement to know about and we’ll keep on looking forward to what the variable aperture will bring for the consumers when the device will officially lands in public.

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Yes, we are aware that Huawei wants to continue its dominance over the camera world and this tech will surely help the firm to achieve its primary aim.

Past leaks reveal that the Huawei Mate 50 series consist of three models – Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design. The phone maker has brought in these models with a new Snapdragon chipset from Qualcomm.

It’s also suggested that the Mate 50 will have a flat panel with a center hole punch design. While the Mate 50 Pro along with Mate 50 RS will equip a curved edge panel and a notch to house the face id and other face cameras as well as sensors.

Currently, Huawei has not confirmed the launch date but it’s expected that the Huawei Mate 50 series will debut on September 7.

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