Lenovo teams up with US chip giants for AI PCs

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BEIJING: Chinese technology company Lenovo Group Ltd is partnering with US chip giants such as Intel Corp and Qualcomm Inc to develop artificial intelligence (AI) PCs, or computers with on-device AI, to meet the growing demand for smarter productivity tools.

Lenovo, which launched China’s first batch of AI PCs in Shanghai last Thursday, said the machines could automatically build artwork presentations and synthesise knowledge based on stored documents. They suit a range of users, from primary school students to scientists working in Antarctica.

Yang Yuanqing, chairman of Lenovo, said the transition of AI from technological breakthroughs to practical applications marks the beginning of the second half of AI’s development.

Yang said it is highly important to accumulate user feedback and continuously improve AI technology through real-world applications.

He highlighted the demanding computational requirements for AI-powered PCs, and envisioned a future where every individual possesses a personal intelligent entity that can seamlessly integrate into PCs or smartphones.

Market research company Canalys has forecast that about 48 million AI-capable PCs will be shipped worldwide this year, representing 18 percent of total PC sales, and the figure will top 100 million units in 2025 to account for 40% of total PC sales. — China Daily/ANN

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