Huawei Announces AI + Digital Platform to Accelerate Transformation

Huawei Enterprise Business Group has shared how its new digital platform strategy will enable governments and enterprises to accelerate digital transformation and achieve new levels of innovation and growth, including its much-vaunted AI + Digital Platform that adapts to various scenarios across industries and a partnership with Tianjin Binhai New Area to create a smart city based on the adoption of the new AI + Digital Platform.

Yan Lida, President of Enterprise Business Group, Huawei, said: “Digital transformation is a complex process which requires a systematic approach and convergence of various technologies to integrate the physical and digital worlds. Huawei is committed to enabling our customers’ platform-based businesses with an ICT platform that allows partners to integrate industry-specific applications. In this way, Huawei’s platform serves as the ‘fertile soil’, enabling the growth of the industry ecosystem, and promoting digital transformation of various industries with our ecosystem partners.”

Huawei’s AI + Digital Platform connects what it calls the brain, or command centre; the central nervous system, or network; and the peripheral nervous system, made up of sensors across a city.

“Just like an operating system, the platform is compatible with different city sensors, creates a city digital twin, and supports diverse city applications,”Ma Yue, Huawei Enterprise Business Group’s VP said.

The smart cities digital platform combines AI, IoT, big data, a geographic information system, video, cloud, converged communications and security.

Huawei says that it has also developed a middleware platform to provide services to software application partners. This is designed to help application partners quickly develop upper-layer applications to accelerate transformation and innovation in city management, city services, and industry development

Huawei AI + Digital Platform Helps Tianjin Binhai New Area Build a Smart City

With Huawei’s expertise, the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) designed and developed an AI-based “1 + 4 + N” Smart City solution (which refers to one center, four platforms, and additional innovative applications). The “1” of the solution represents the “City Brain” Intelligent Operations Center (IOC), which enables data sourced from government, enterprise, and citizen services through the Internet and IoT, to be aggregated and processed using AI. This provides powerful analytical capabilities to help transform Tianjin BinHai New Area into a smart city.

The solution is composed of four AI platforms that interact closely with the IOC to provide smart services:

  • Resident Voices – Features voice recognition and semantic parsing technologies that enable city managers to understand the voice of each resident to gain insight into their needs.
  • Sensing the City – Uses image recognition and correlation analysis to explore the relationships between people, places, vehicles and things for the purpose of fostering harmony for all.
  • Resident Care – Integrates deep learning and correlation analysis throughout the service lifecycle to generate personalized resources for residents.
  • Enterprise Services – Applies multi-dimensional and correlation analysis to clarify the internal relationships of industries in the TEDA district for the purpose of accurately matching the availability of service resources throughout the enterprise lifecycle.
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