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Is Huawei going to change the chip world? Huawei Da Vinci plans to meet for the first time

It is said that Leonardo da Vinci plans to introduce ai artificial intelligence into all Huawei's products and services, including Telecom base stations, cloud data centers, surveillance cameras and other devices in addition to smart phones. Is Huawei going to change the chip world

chips have always been the heartache of Chinese science and technology enterprises, especially the heavy cost of ZTE events a few days ago, which once again made Chinese science and technology enterprises aware of the seriousness of the problem. However, an exciting news came to light recently. For the first time, Huawei's internal project code named "Da Vinci plan" was exposed. It is said that this is Huawei's important layout in artificial intelligence. The first step is to independently develop AI chips.

For example, Huawei hopes to help local governments collect and analyze the data captured by surveillance cameras with the help of safe city business, conduct detailed and large-scale analysis through artificial intelligence chips, and finally make intelligent function applications. In this way, traffic accidents and theft can be identified automatically, so as to provide rapid response strategies.

The research and development of AI chip is an important core part of Leonardo da Vinci plan. It is designed by Huawei semiconductor department, which is the independent research and Development Department of Hisilicon chip. At present, Huawei has more than 80000 people involved in product research and development, and last year, it invested 13 billion US dollars in research and development costs. Of course, Huawei is still using products of foreign chip company NVIDIA to add AI functions to its servers, but Huawei is reducing its dependence on products of foreign companies through independent research and development. In the past two years, Huawei's self-developed products have been applied to its flagship smartphone P series and mate series. Huawei P20 series is a good example. It carries its own chipset and has AI functions.

Compared with previous years, today's Chinese science and technology enterprises do their best in chip independent research and development, especially the throat pain caused by ZTE event, which has sounded the alarm for domestic enterprises.

At present, domestic enterprises are adding codes to their chips. In addition to Huawei, baidu also announced its own chip 'Kunlun' AI chip - 14nm process, 260tops performance, 512gb / s memory bandwidth and 100 + watt power consumption at the AI creat conference some time ago. Of course, chip R & D is a very long cycle and high investment cutting-edge technology industry. Because it is difficult to achieve rapid results and the uncertainty of success, China's chip industry has not made substantial progress.

It's hard to predict what will happen to China's chip industry in the future, but the emergence of Huawei and Baidu's self-developed chips is a good start.