OpenCV with Huawei Ascend surpasses Apple M1
In a recent test, OpenCV optimized for ARM CPU took 3.29ms seconds to complete ResNet50 interference with Huawei Ascend and on the other hand, Apple M1 CPU took 20ms. This is an amazing result achieved by the Huawei Ascend architecture.
The latest test conducted by the OpenCV China team reveals the latest OpenCV version is based on the acceleration capability of the Huawei Ascend heterogeneous computing architecture CANN.
The CANN backend was tested with PP-ResNet50, MobileNet, and YOLOX in the OpenCV Zoo, and it was found that the three models were different under the CANN backend. The result of this model was 3.29ms, 1.21ms, and 12.80ms respectively.
Simultaneously, the inference results of the CANN backend are basically consistent with those of the default CPU backend. With OpenCV, users only need the following 7 lines of Python code, without learning the CANN API.
Developers can simply call the Ascend AI processor to start accelerated neural network reasoning (the core is the third and fourth lines of code, and the rest are common model reasoning logic code):
OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision Library) is an open source computer vision and machine learning software library. OpenCV was built to provide a common infrastructure for computer vision applications and to accelerate the use of machine perception in commercial products.
Unlike Intel chips with x86 architecture, the Apple Silicon M1 uses an Arm-based architecture similar to A-series chips that Apple has been designing for iPhones and iPads for years now.
Huawei Compute Architecture for Neural Networks (CANN) is a heterogeneous computing architecture developed by Huawei for AI scenarios, including the operator library and TBE operator development kit, through which you can improve the development efficiency to better match the Ascend chip enablement.
Last month, Intel launched a new OpenCV with Huawei Ascend CANN support for the DNN module to speed up convolution processing in the DNN module and the latest achievement deserves praise for surpassing Apple M1.
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Huawei Music and Beijing Universal sings high-quality music access agreement
During the 10th China Network Audiovisual conference, Huawei Music and Beijing Universal Audiovisual held an ecosystem cooperation agreement signing ceremony.
Under this agreement, Huawei Music will get access to the high-quality digital music library, and new song content of Beijing Universal Audiovisual Publishing. This music library includes the classical and folk music category content.
Wu Hao, CEO of Huawei Interactive Media Corps and President of Huawei Devices Cloud Service Interactive Media BU said Huawei Music will be based on the HarmonyOS operating system meta-service distribution model.
It will use a personalized algorithm and will perform high-quality works from famous artists and college orchestras from the Central Conservatory of Music.
Precisely recommended to different users of Huawei phones, speakers, cockpits, earphones, and other equipment through Huawei’s high-definition full-link technology.
It is used to present lossless sound quality so that listeners can experience the ultimate listening effect as if they were on the spot, restore the unique charm of high-quality music, and create a comfortable experience of music space.
“Beijing Universal Audio-Visual has a large number of high-quality classical music content from China’s highest music schools, top orchestras, and outstanding musicians. The comprehensive cooperation with Huawei Music can be described as a strong alliance. Both parties have Complementary advantages, sharing resources, and jointly exploring more diversified ways to bring high-quality classical music to the public, and carry out ‘first try’ cooperation based on spatial audio technology, to bring top-level classical music listening experience to Huawei Music users .” said Professor Zhang Shuai, President of Beijing Universal Audio-Video Publishing Co., Ltd.
Huawei Music launched the Hi-Classica music zone in 2022. Through the cooperation of authoritative experts, massive content resources, and professional editing and operation, it will lead the audience into the high-quality artistic atmosphere of classical music.
The zone launches classics from world-renowned labels such as Warner Classics, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, and Sony Classical, and cooperates with industry leaders such as Chen Li and Yang Xuefei to launch over 50 episodes of recommended playlists.
It also has appreciation columns and creates a space for classical music with partners The audio version adds spatial sense coordinates to the user’s listening, and injects the shocking feeling of “sound” at the scene.
Meng Wanzhou will lead Huawei from April 1st
Ms. Meng Wanzhou will lead Huawei for the next three months, as she takes on her role of rotating chairman from April 1, 2023, to September 30, 2023. The rotating chairman is the highest leader of the company during his duty, presiding over the company’s board of directors and the standing committee of the board of directors.
Meng Wanzhou graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology with a master’s degree. Joined Huawei in 1993. She has successively served as the company’s international accounting director.
She is the chief financial officer (CFO) of Huawei Hong Kong and president of the accounting management department. Meng is also the current vice chairman, rotating chairman, and CFO of the company.
Since 2003, Meng Wanzhou has led the establishment of a globally unified Huawei financial organization structure, process, system, and IT platform. From 2007 to 2014, Meng Wanzhou promoted the IFS (Integrated Financial Services) reform in Huawei globally, making refined management one of the genes of Huawei’s continuous growth.
In 2014, Meng Wanzhou led Huawei’s data transformation, established a comprehensive data management system, realized “counting a hole”, and made data a strategic asset of the company.
During the same period, she enabled financial organizations to become business partners and value integrators. She proposed reform projects such as internal control of financial reports, consistency of accounts and facts, fund management, and tax management. Meng Wanzhou also supported the rapid and steady development of the company’s business globally.
Since 2019, Meng Wanzhou has built an overall blueprint for financial digitization in line with the company’s strategic vision and long-term development plan.
Realize non-contact risk control through the construction of risk probes and risk control models. And establish an agile operation and management system based on data and AI algorithms to realize intelligent operation management and decision-making.
Furthermore, she brought in an integrated combat command platform based on data transparency and real-time Interaction to realize coordinated operations and three-dimensional command in key financial and economic operation scenarios.
Under the leadership of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Finance has become a world-leading digital and intelligent financial organization, which has built a solid and reliable business foundation for Huawei. Huawei investors believe that Meng Wanzhou will continue to lead the company toward a bright 2023.
HarmonyOS gain against iOS and Android
Huawei HarmonyOS continue to gain market share in the global operating system market against Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. This statement is now supported by a well-known market researcher.
According to Counterpoint Research, HarmonyOS keeps on getting stronger both in homeground and on the global market. Huawei started the HarmonyOS smartphone journey in 2020 with its release on smart TVs.
However, the phone version made its debut in 2021. Afterward, Huawei made rapid growth in smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches. It gathered millions of devices in the Chinese market.
After a week of launch in June 2021, HarmonyOS achieved 10 million installations in Huawei smartphones. By the end of 2022, Huawei marked 320 million HarmonyOS active installations.
Looking at the data, HarmonoyOS had a 0% market share at the beginning of 2021. While this state remained unchanged until the fourth quarter of the same year. In the first two quarters of the following year, HarmonyOS carried 1% of the overall operating system market share.
However, HarmonyOS gained another percent of the global operating system market in the third quarter of 2022.
Aside from this, HarmonyOS is now counting 8% of the overall Chinese operating system market by Q4 of 2022. This is another aspect of HarmonyOS that surprised us and why not, the company is running over 600 million devices in the country combining IoT, smart home, industrial, and consumer platforms.
Android and iOS:
The fact is, Android still rules over the operating system market with a 76% market share and iOS with a 22% market share. Notably, these operating systems are facing ups and downs in their streams.
“Huawei’s Harmony OS has captured a 2% share in the global smartphone OS market and an 8% share in China in Q4 2022, but it is nowhere near the dominance it had before the ban.” wrote Counterpoint Research.
Despite having a low market share, we must have to compare the origin and time that HarmonyOS took to gain market share against Android and iOS. We must also look over the time the other two giant software took to expand around the world.
Therefore, the progress made by HarmonyOS matters even if it’s less in numbers.