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Huawei Reveals the Future of Mobile AI at IFA 2017

Huawei Reveals the Future of Mobile AI at IFA 2017

IFA 2017, Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled a new era in smartphone innovation. As part of CEO Richard Yu’s keynote address, he revealed Huawei’s vision for the future of artificial intelligence with the launch of the Kirin 970. By combining the power of the cloud with the speed and responsiveness of native AI processing, Huawei is bringing AI experiences to life and changing the way we interact with our devices. After years of development, Cloud AI has seen broad application, but user experience still has room for improvement, including latency, stability, and privacy. Cloud AI and On-Device AI can complement each other. On-Device AI offers strong sensing capabilities, which are the foundation of understanding and assisting people. Sensors produce a large amount of real-time, scenario-specific, and personalized data. Supported by strong chip processing capabilities, devices will become more cognitive of user needs, providing truly personalized and readily accessible services. Kirin 970 is powered by an 8-core CPU and a new generation 12-core GPU. Built using a 10nm advanced process, the chipset packs 5.5 billion transistors into an area of only one cm².  Huawei’s new flagship Kirin 970 is Huawei’s first mobile AI computing platform featuring a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU). Compared to a quad-core Cortex-A73 CPU cluster, the Kirin 970’s new heterogeneous computing architecture delivers up to 25x the performance with 50x greater efficiency. Simply put, the Kirin 970 can perform the same AI computing tasks faster and with far less power. In a benchmark image recognition test, the Kirin 970 processed 2,000 images per minute, which was faster than other chips on the market. New developments in AI require joint effort across the entire value chain, involving tens of millions of developers, and the experience and feedback of hundreds of millions of users. Huawei is positioning the Kirin 970 as an open platform for mobile AI, opening up the chipset to developers and partners who can find new and innovative uses for its processing...

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JOVAGO AND TRAVONEY BRING 15% DISCOUNT ON HOTEL BOOKINGS

JOVAGO AND TRAVONEY BRING 15% DISCOUNT ON HOTEL BOOKINGS

Jovago, Pakistan’s first and No. 1 hotel booking website and Travoney, country’s first THE crowd-shipping application signed a MoU to bring Travoney users’ a flat 15% discount on hotel bookings through www.jovago.net. Travoney was launched in April this year, having a 3,500+ strong community of regular travellers. It allows senders to connect with relevant travellers going to the destination of their intended baggage. The crowd-shipping platform helps senders send baggage from Rs. 25/KG through verified travellers across Pakistan. With 50% increase in travellers each month on Travoney, Jovago is offering flat 15% discount for all Travoney users.  Having 2000+ hotels on board, Jovago is committed to providing convenient and affordable accommodation to local travelers en route to work or leisure activities across Pakistan. Ms. Nadine Malik, CEO Jovago Asia on this ceremony said, “It is exciting to partner with a like minded business model that connects with its users far beyond just facilitation. Therefore, we together are joining hands to strengthen domestic tourism in Pakistan by providing flat 15% discount to Travoney users.I am happy to add another great news for our travelers and will be bringing such exciting announcements in coming times.” Sharing his thoughts, Co-Founder & CEO Travoney Saad Iqbal said, “Travoney welcomes this strategic partnership with Jovago that will benefit Pakistan’s digital audience. Our objective is to have an integrated economy-sharing model giving value to each individual of the society.” Whether you are out of luggage space or cannot seem to send a parcel at the 11th hour, then for you, Travoney is an ideal platform where senders can find trusted travellers to deliver items for them. Added with it is the opportunity to avail best discounted hotel accomodations. So what are you waiting for? Download Travoney from the Play Store and avail discount on your next hotel booking in Pakistan via...

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EMUI 5.1 enriches the true potential of HUAWEI Y7 Prime

EMUI 5.1 enriches the true potential of HUAWEI Y7 Prime

The newest member of the beloved Huawei Y series, the Huawei Y7 Prime is an absolute beast when it comes to a smooth performance; from its robust battery, to its powerful processor, to its sexy sleek design and its upgraded Emotion User Interface (EMUI) 5.1 by which 90% of frequent actions can be completed in 3 steps. In order to get better perception, prediction and resource allocation of resources for smooth experience, HUAWEI EMUI introduced Artificial Intelligence (AI) to achieve intelligent perception through machine learning. By studying user’s behavior, Y7 Prime will have a better understanding of user’s habit over time, accurately predicting the behavior of user and allocating resources to avoid cold boot. In fact, Y7 Prime can predict 85% of user’s behavior and speed up boot time by 20%. In Y7 Prime, EMUI 5.1 defragments actively instead of passively, enhancing memory allocation efficiency by 30%. The difference is prominent when multiple tasks are processed simultaneously. The system is able to perceive apps’ demand for memory in a real-time sense, whereby using HUAWEI’s proprietary memory fragmentation computation model to perceive fragments in memory. EMUI5.1 also uses a high-compression-ratio algorithm by increasing the ratio to at least 50%. EMUI5.1 adopts HUAWEI’s proprietary speedy memory release technology to recover memory rapidly, effectively and stably, taking less than 1 second in contrast to 12 seconds in the past. HUAWEI EMUI5.1 adopts HUAWEI Ultra Response solutions and optimizes the touch screen driver from the kernel. It simultaneously predicts users’ touch based on their habit and does image rendering at the same time based on Kirin 960, making screen fly with your fingers, similar to a response time as fast as iOS. To add on the wonders EMUI 5.1 does, HUAWEI Y7 Prime offers a powerful Qualcomm 1.4 GHz Octa-core processor, plus 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM, making sure every application runs smoothly. The Huawei Y7 Prime is equipped with a 5.5” HD display featuring 2.5D glass, allowing for stunning colors and...

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Karandaaz Fostering Financial Inclusion and Women Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

Karandaaz Fostering Financial Inclusion and Women Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

It is a fact that Pakistan faces gender disparity at various social levels. The country ranks 143 out of 144 in the Global Gender Gap Report of 2016 in terms of economic participation and opportunities for women. This global ranking has been unchanged since 2015 because of the complexity surrounding the socioeconomic factors like employment, financial inclusion, business and asset ownership. Efforts are being made to minimize the gender disparity level in the country. In this regard, Karandaaz Pakistan in collaboration with Department for International Development (UKAid) has launched a program, Innovation Challenge Fund, focused on supporting female entrepreneurs in Pakistan. In 2014, only 25%  of the 90 million Pakistani women actively participated in some form of labor. From 2004 to 2013, the average work force gap between Pakistan and the South Asia market decreased, and an in-depth review of the statistics reveals that most of this development is due to the growth in Pakistani agriculture sector, which increased from 67% to 75%. However, the share of women in industry, services, wage and salaried work has decreased by 3.6%, 4.6% and 6.6% respectively. The above mentioned decline in women’s work participation appeared at the time when adult female literacy rate was increased by 75% between 2005 and 2015. This missed opportunity elaborates the fact that we have a decent number of educated female individuals but the number of females who are actually contributing to the various strata of economy is very less. Last year, the Women’s Economic Participation and Empowerment status in Pakistan published by the UN Women, analyzing various factors representing gender disparity, reported that the policies in Pakistan and subsequent initiatives merely focused on income generation rather than economic inclusion targets set for women. This kind of short-term focus results in one-off initiatives and greater unskilled employment rather than entrepreneurship or highly skilled jobs. The report also highlighted the financial inclusion of females, a sustainable solution, and associated it with the deeper inclusion of women in conventional economy, which would allow them to generate sustainable livelihoods. Only 13% of women are able to borrow from a Micro-finance institution and merely 5% of women have a bank account and in Pakistan. This is because of the fact that a low percentage of women have ownership, joint or otherwise, of physical capital which is an important requirement by the financial institutions. Greater access to formal finance can improve economic empowerment and allow an increasing number of women to participate in the formal economy. It can be argued that better financial access is both a cause and a result of economic participation, as more working class women signify better financial inclusion. Similarly, another report – Financial Inclusion...

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Huawei Wins New Plaudits from EISA with Awards for the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI WATCH 2

Huawei Wins New Plaudits from EISA with Awards for the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI WATCH 2

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) has today been honored with two new awards from the European Image and Sound Association (EISA). The HUAWEI P10 has been named ‘EISA Smartphone Camera 2017-2018’ and the HUAWEI WATCH 2 has been named ‘EISA Wearable Device 2017-2018’. These awards recognize Huawei’s commitment to quality, design and performance and build on the company’s track record of introducing stylish, powerful, award-winning devices. Huawei’s best-in-class products have been lauded by EISA members, who represent expert media across the full sphere of consumer electronics. Starting with the HUAWEI P6 in 2013, the Huawei P Series has been awarded “Best Consumer Smartphone” for four consecutive years, thanks to a combination of impressive specifications, beautiful design and natural user interface. In 2017, the HUAWEI P10 has received special recognition for its camera experience, co-engineered with Leica, taking the title of ‘EISA Smartphone Camera 2017-2018’. The HUAWEI P10 builds on the outstanding user experience synonymous with the P Series by providing users with everything they need to express their creativity through photography. At the heart of this are the latest rear-facing Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 and Leica-powered front-facing camera. These are combined with a full suite of cutting-edge software tools such as 3D facial detection and dynamic illumination to create timeless portraits and exceptional pictures, whatever the subject. The HUAWEI WATCH 2 exhibits the same commitment to design and functionality. Light and comfortable to wear, it provides users with the tools to live a connected lifestyle without compromising on style. Underneath the elegant, ceramic bezel, usually only found on high-end wristwatches, the WATCH 2 is packed with a raft of features designed to support an active and healthy lifestyle. Independent 4G connectivity, as well as support for Bluetooth and GPS, make it the perfect companion when working out. Glory Zhang, Chief Marketing Officer at Huawei Consumer Business Group commented, “Central to the Huawei philosophy is the tireless pursuit of meaningful innovation to create products that users all over the globe will love. We are thrilled the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI WATCH 2 have been honored by such a prestigious group as EISA. From smartphones to wearables and everywhere in between, we will continue to push the limits of technology and design to create experiences that intelligently connect people with the things that matter most to...

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