10/25/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/26/2021 21:26
The Qualcomm AI Developer Conference was held in September 2021 in Chengdu, China, and the theme this year was presenting a new era of the intelligent interconnection of technologies. Heng Xu, Sr. Dir of Product Marketing from Qualcomm International (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., presented our AI strategy and new technologies. While Song Mao, Sr. Dir of Ventures from Qualcomm Wireless Communication Technologies (China) Limited, shared additional AI investment plans in China.
The conference saw over 360+ attendees with speakers from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., ThunderSoft, Xiaomi, Extreme Vision, Jiijan Tech, and FutureMind. There was a wide range of topics including, AI product technology upgrades, Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT), on device AI development trends, and mobile applications.
A key highlight from the conference was the awards ceremony to announce the 2021 Qualcomm AI Innovation Challenge Award winners, which saw participation from over 1,300 developers. The contest provided developers with end-to-end AI development tools and support to help them create high-quality, low-cost, commercialized-grade AI applications more efficiently.
The tools included the Qualcomm Neural Processing SDK and the Qualcomm AI Engine Direct architecture. The architecture, a full-stack AI solution for our latest-generation Snapdragon mobile platforms, provides developers access to the SoC Qualcomm Hexagon DSP, Qualcomm Adreno GPU, and Qualcomm Kryo CPU.
There were sixteen winners chosen at the award ceremony, and here is a brief overview of the top four:
These entries materialized through the hard work of each participant, and backed by AI hardware and software solutions from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. This year's challenge saw many amazing AI applications competing across a range of categories and showcasing how AI can solve many different problems. While these represent just a small sample of the 16 winners and the efforts of over 1,300 developers, it's clear to see just how AI applications can touch many aspects of our lives. We can't wait to see what future innovation challenges will bring!
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