Dhaka, Oct 11 (UNB) - Leading technology and smartphone manufacturing company Huawei has announced the appointment of Mr. Kelvin Yang as Country Director of Huawei Consumer Business Group in Bangladesh.
In this role, Mr. Kelvin will be based in Dhaka and have operational responsibility and provide strategic oversight for the consumer business group in the country, said a press release.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Kelvin served as Country Director of Huawei Device Tunisia, directing Device business.
This appointment will strengthen Huawei's business as the company expands its recognition as a leading global brand.
Shanghai (China), Oct 11 (UNB) – Huawei and Audi on Thursday unveiled their future plans of a cooperation in the field of intelligent connected vehicles (ICV), featuring the new Audi Q7 as a demonstration of this state-of-the-art technology.
The announcement of their future plans came out from ‘HUAWEI CONNECT 2018’ at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center on Thursday.
The three-day HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 – “Activate Intelligence” – is being held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center and Expo Center from October 10.
Executive Vice President of Audi China R&D Saad Metz commented on the German automobile manufacturer’s plans that “We evaluate a joint development of highly automated driving functions and future oriented vehicle-2-infrastructure communications. Audi proved in many events over the world to be one of the technology leaders in the area of highly automated drive.”
“We are looking forward to intensify the partnership with Huawei in the future, because we are convinced that a closer cooperation between our two companies will bring substantial benefits for both sides.”
William Xu, Director of the Board and Chief Strategy Marketing Officer of Huawei, agreed that “As cars get smarter, we take advantage of our leading ICT technologies with Audi – one of the world’s most successful premium car brands – to lead automatic driving into the fast lane. Very soon, consumers will enjoy more secure, comfortable, convenient, and intelligent self-driving services.”
Huawei’s Mobile Data Center (MDC) – is integrated into the Audi Q7 for urban automatic driving environments.
The prototype was showcased to the public during HUAWEI CONNECT 2018.
Earlier, on July 10, 2018, Huawei and Audi signed a memorandum of understanding on strategic cooperation in Berlin to jointly develop intelligent connected vehicles.
This time, their collaboration is further progress in overall strategy between the two parties.
ICV is defined as a future generation of vehicles, equipped with advanced in-car sensors, controllers, actuators and other devices and integrated with modern communication and network technologies, which are able to achieve the exchange and sharing of intelligent information between vehicles.
Dhaka, Oct 10 (UNB) - Microsoft signed an agreement with the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications, and Information Technology of Bangladesh on Government Security Program (GSP) here on Wednesday for ensuring cyber security in the country.
As part of the agreement, Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) will provide Bangladesh Cyber Threat Intelligence Programme (CTIP) data to the National Data Centre and CIRT team of the ministry.
Combatting malware risks, botnet takedowns and digital crimes and protect vulnerable populations by leveraging innovative technologies such as big data and AI, forensics, law and partnerships are key focus areas of Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) based in Seattle, USA.
The agreement was signed on Wednesday at the ICT Ministry in presence of Mustafa Jabbar, Minister for Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Sook Hoon Cheah, President, Microsoft South East Asia New Markets (SEANM), and Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director for Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos, said a press release.
Tarique M Barkatullah, Director, National Data Centre, Bangladesh Computer Council, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology signed the GSP agreement on behalf of Bangladesh Government.
DCU is an international team of attorneys, investigators, data scientists, engineers, analysts and business professionals focused on protecting people, organizations and Microsoft cloud against cybercriminals.
The report will reflect a snapshot of known malware threats and vulnerabilities in Bangladesh and this data would help the Government identify risks and threats of IT infrastructures and to mitigate these threats through remedial measures to ensure a secured Digital Bangladesh.
Minister of the Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Mustafa Jabbar, said, “Maintaining our national security and addressing the cyber threats are crucial for Bangladesh as we envision to build a Digital Bangladesh. As the government is working to tighten our national security on the virtual space, this agreement with Microsoft will come to our help.”
“Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. In this age of digital transformation, cyber security is a crucial topic for every technology company. Microsoft treats this topic seriously; we spend over $1B per year on the issue on cyber security to help our customers create a safe, secure and reliable computing experience,” said Sook Hoon Cheah, President, Microsoft South East Asia New Markets (SEANM).
Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director for Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos stated, “This agreement is an enabler for Bangladesh Computer Council, as it will help them identify security concerns and address imminent threats through various counter measures. It will eventually help tighten the national security and build a secure Digital Bangladesh where individuals and organisations are free from cyber threats.”
Shanghai (China), Oct 10 (UNB)- Huawei, a leading ICT solutions provider, has announced its AI strategy, as well as its full-stack, all-scenario AI portfolio.
The third annual HUAWEI CONNECT, a global event for the ICT industry, opened on Wednesday at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center.
At the event, Huawei Rotating Chairman Eric Xu announced the AI strategy.
The Theme of the vent is “Activate Intelligence”, which focuses on AI: its challenges, opportunities, innovations, and practices.
Huawei’s full-stack portfolio includes chips, chip enablement, a training and inference framework, and application enablement. By “all scenarios”, Huawei means different deployment scenarios for AI, including public clouds, private clouds, edgecomputing in all forms, industrial IoT devices, and consumer devices.
With its full-stack AI portfolio, Huawei aims to provide pervasive intelligence to help drive industry development and build a fully connected, intelligent world.
At the event, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman Eric Xu said,“ Huawei’s AI strategy is to invest in basic research and talent development, build a full-stack, all-scenario AI portfolio, and foster an open global ecosystem,”
He explained, “Within Huawei, we will continue exploring ways to improve management and efficiency with AI. In the telecom sector, we will adopt SoftCOM AI to make network O&M more efficient.
In the consumer market, HiAI will bring true intelligence to our consumer devices, making them smarter than ever. Our HuaweiEI public cloud services and Fusion Mind private cloud solutions will provide abundant and affordable computing power for all organizations – especially businesses and governments – and help them use AI with greater ease. Our portfolio will also include an AI acceleration card, AI server, AI appliance, and many other products.”
Huawei predicts that by 2025, the world will see upwards of 40 billion personal smart devices, and 90% of device users will have a smart digital assistant. Data utilization will reach 86% and AI services will be readily available.
Huawei has defined ten changes that will help pave the way, faster model training, abundant and affordable computing power, AI deployment and user privacy, new algorithms, AI automation, practical application, real-time, closed-loop system, multi-tech synergy, platform support and talent availability.
Huawei’s AI strategy has focused on the following five areas: invest in AI research, build a full-stack AI portfolio, develop an open ecosystem and talent, strengthen existing portfolio and drive operational efficiency at Huawei.
HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 will continue 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.
New York, Oct 10 (AP/UNB) — Google's new Pixel phones mirror an industry trend toward lusher, bigger screens and add twists on the camera for better pictures.
The third generation of Pixel phones unveiled Tuesday at an event in New York features screens that span from one edge to another. It's the first time Google has embraced the format, which Samsung has had for a few years and Apple adopted last year.
But Google is undercutting Apple on price. The Pixel 3 will be available Oct. 18 starting at $799 — $200 below the least expensive iPhone XS. A larger version, the Pixel 3 XL, costs $100 more.
Google is also hiring photographer Annie Leibovitz to take pictures with the new Pixel in an effort to persuade consumers that its camera is superior.
The camera, for instance, promises better low-light and close-up shots by using artificial-intelligence software to combine multiple shots taken in succession. It will also warn you if someone blinked or if the shot is otherwise poor. The camera automatically takes about three seconds of shots, at lower resolution, and will recommend an alternative.
The Pixel joins LG's V40 in sporting a second front lens to fit more people into selfies. But it lacks a zoom lens on either side, something available on some iPhones and Samsung phones. Instead, Google uses software to mimic that effect.
Beyond the camera, Google is using artificial intelligence to help screen calls. Just tap on a button for Google's voice assistant to ask the caller about the purpose of the call. You see a transcript of the response on the screen. You can choose to pick up or ignore the call. Callers are warned that they are talking to a robot and that a transcript would be made.
Although the Pixels have barely made a dent in the market since their debut two years ago, Google uses them to highlight what it considers to be the best features of its Android operating system. A previously announced feature in which software will call businesses to make appointments and restaurant reservations for you will debut on the Pixel first, for instance — initially in New York, Atlanta, Phoenix, Arizona, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
IDC analyst Ramon Llamas said the Pixel 3 doesn't break new ground on hardware, but "software is a different story. It's mostly about convenience here."
As usual, the Pixel phones focus heavily on Google's search engine, maps, digital assistant and YouTube video service.
Google has sold an estimated 7 million Pixels over the past two years, almost imperceptible next to the 3.6 billion phones shipped during that time, according to IDC. Apple alone sold 388 million iPhones during the same period.
Tuesday's announcements come a day after Google disclosed a flaw that could have exposed personal information of up to 500,000 users of its Plus social network. Google declined to address that further Tuesday, though executives emphasized privacy and security throughout the event in New York.
For instance, the camera's features for better shots will take advantage of software on the device itself, so that nothing gets sent to Google's servers — unless you enable a backup feature with Google Photos. The Pixel 3 will have a new chip, called Titan, to store keys to the most sensitive information, including those needed to unlock the phone and descramble stored data. Many other phones already have similar hardware for security.
Google also rolled out Home Hub, which couples a small display screen with an internet-connected speaker. That's similar to Amazon's Echo Show and a new Facebook device called Portal. In another apparent nod to privacy concerns, Google didn't put a camera on its Home Hub like Amazon and Facebook did with their respective devices to enable video calls.
Again, Google is attacking its rivals on price. The Home Hub will sell for $149 when it comes to stores Oct. 22. The new version Echo Show starts at $229, while the least expensive Facebook Portal sells for $199.
There's also an upcoming tablet featuring Google's home-grown Chrome OS system. It will run Android apps, but offer functionality that's closer to a desktop. The Pixel Slate starts at $599; a keyboard costs $199 more and a stylus another $99.