Tencent To B is one of the most concerned topics in the Internet industry recently.
Tencent to embrace the industrial Internet, with the natural To B gene cloud computing, artificial intelligence is the core force. At the artificial intelligence subforum of Tencent's global partners conference, held on November 2, Wang long, vice president of Tencent cloud, introduced Tencent's partnership to build a new AI ecosystem
The conference also showed another new initiative of Tencent: AI hardware. Wu Yunsheng, general manager of Tencent Youtu Laboratory, has introduced three AI hardware: Youtu AI camera, Youtu box and Youtu Face Recognition Integrative Machine to provide end-to-end one-stop solutions for the industry and accelerate its AI capability landing.
According to reports, both Youtu AI cameras and Youtu boxes are equipped with Intel Movidius Myriad VPU chips, which provide end-to-side AI capabilities to achieve real-time local computing.
(Wu Yongjian, director of Tencent excellence laboratory)
At the end of the general assembly, Tencent Youtu laboratory director Wu Yongjian and Intel AI products division vice president and COO Remi S. El-Ouazzane accepted the Lei Feng network interview, a detailed explanation of the Tencent and figure why launched AI AI hardware, the ability of Tencent and Intel retail, how to fall, how the field of security cooperation and other issues.
AI hardware deeper landing
Established in 2012, Tencent Youtu Laboratory is one of the four AI laboratories of Tencent. It focuses on image processing, pattern recognition and in-depth learning. It has complete solutions in the fields of face recognition, image recognition, medical AI, OCR, humming recognition, speech synthesis and so on. At the same time, it also has deep capabilities in major industries.
In the field of security, and launched in intelligent transportation platform in 2018, is the treatment for the traffic safety and traffic scene launched intelligent vehicles, traffic analysis and retrieval platform; in the retail sector, Tencent and Tencent launched cloud map with Tencent and Mall smart retail system, provides intelligent shopping for consumers Experience, membership management, provide fine-grained traffic statistics and passenger flow statistics track retail solution for business intelligence.
On the basis of the above two solutions, Tencent YouTu Lab General Manager Wu Yunsheng introduced three types of AI hardware at the conference: YouTu AI camera, YouTu box, YouTu face recognition machine. To provide intelligent hardware industry solutions integrated solutions, help industry digitization, intelligent upgrading.
Excellent face recognition machine:A facial recognition terminal device developed by Youtu uses compatibility design of 3D camera and infrared camera, and face recognition algorithm. It is suitable for various scenarios such as gate passage, office building, etc. It can realize the functions of brushing face, opening door, attendance, identity verification and so on.
Excellent box:Small edge computing devices for intelligent retail, intelligent buildings and other scenarios are introduced. Intel CPU and MVidius MyriadX platform are used to deduce AI on the edge, providing AI capabilities such as face recognition, human body detection and vehicle recognition.
Tencent excellent AI camera:Intelligent cameras for customized scenes such as Intelligent Quotient super and intelligent buildings adopt Intel Movidius Myriad 2 VPU to complete the functions of face capturing and face recognition, so as to realize the accurate capture and identification of human faces in the crowd.
Hardware is obviously not Tencent's advantage, so what are the considerations for launching three AI hardware at one go?
Wu Yongjian, director of Youtu Laboratory, said that when Youtu and Tencent cloud worked together in the to B market, they had a deep understanding of the market demand. Retailers wanted to make smart solutions, demanding high hardware quality, but their cost budget was very low. The core of Youtu is computer vision algorithm. The above three hardware integrates the core algorithm of Youtu, Intel Movidius chips, camera and box manufacturers'hardware capabilities to meet the needs of retailers.
At the same time, only through such an integrated AI hardware, Youtu's AI capabilities and overall solutions can truly land, to improve the efficiency of the retail industry.
come into bloom
AI computing can be computed in the cloud or on the device side. Because of the high computational requirements of visual intelligent devices such as face recognition and AI cameras, cloud computing deployment is convenient and low cost, but there is a problem of computing delay. At this time, edge computing chips such as Movidius are needed to provide real-time local design. Count.
Tencent Youtu AI camera is a smart camera based on Intel Movidius Myriad 2 VPU. It completes AI tasks such as face detection and feature extraction at the front end. The data analysis of hotspots and moving lines is carried out by Intel to Intel processors at the cloud end. It can be widely used in intelligent retail, security, intelligent buildings and other scenarios. AI boxes based on Intel Apollo Lake and MVidius Myriad X platform can complete AI inference independently on the edge. It is known that Myriad X can provide Myriad 20 times deep neural network (DNN) performance under the same power consumption.
It is understood that the Intel layout of the Internet of things has three strategic directions
Tencent's cooperation with Intel reflects its strategy of building a partnership ecosystem and jointly empowering the industry. Wu Yongjian said that Tencent Youtu Lab initially provided computer vision support for Tencent QQ space, Tiantian P map and other products. At the beginning, Tencent positioned itself as a provider of low-level capabilities. After Tencent upgraded its industrial Internet, AI technology capability was mainly exported through Tencent Cloud and Tencent AI Open Platform. Considering that the core of Youtu is AI algorithm, Youtu intends to cooperate with Intel chip products to achieve a win-win situation. Building AI hardware products with Intel is a good example of external cooperation.