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Chinese Telecoms giant Huawei has shown its intentions in the wider technology industry by unveiling its own processors with artificial intelligence (AI) technology built in, as it seeks to expand its cloud and enterprise businesses. At the Huawei Connect conference in Shanghai this month, rotating chair Eric Xu showed off the company’s two new Ascend AI chips and predicted that "AI will change all industries". Huawei announced a "full stack portfolio" of chips and services, which will operate in data centres (the Ascend 910 chip, which Huawei says "has the world’s greatest computing density in a single chip") and an upgrade to its Kirin 970 AI chip for smartphones. This was used in last year’s Mate 10, the first mobile to have AI built in, it claimed at the time. The upgraded Kirin 980 is the brains in its Mate 20 flagship device, launched in London last week. Xu said: "AI will change jobs and skills in a way that is quite different from the previous revolutions." While these revol...

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