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Lenovo Unveils ‘AI for All’ at 9th Global Tech World Event


Lenovo unveiled at the 9th Global Tech World Event its most comprehensive artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to date, as well as its vision of ‘AI for All.’  This year’s eventfocused on how Lenovo is unleashing the power of AI to drive intelligent transformation in every aspect of our lives and in every industry—from pocket to cloud with purpose-built AI-ready devices, infrastructure, solutions, and services that empower industries, enterprises, and individuals around the world.

As part of a unifying vision of ‘AI for All’, and following its announcement of a further USD $1 billion investment in AI innovation, Lenovo shared its dynamic approach to hybrid AI where it believes public, private, and personal foundation models will co-exist in order to enable AI for All. To keep data secure and protect the privacy of users, Lenovo AI can operate exclusively within a device or securely with on-premises servers. In both instances, Lenovo AI learns from data provided by an individual user or through the proprietary data of an enterprise, but ensures no information is shared publicly or enters open training data sets. Not only is this more secure, but the results can be more powerful and personalised.

Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang was joined on stage by leaders from Lenovo’s global partners, including NVIDIA Founder, President, and CEO Jensen Huang; AMD Chair and CEO Dr Lisa Su; and Formula 1® President and CEO Stefano Domenicali. Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella, Qualcomm CEO and President Cristiano Amon, and Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger joined Tech World via video link.

A Vision of Industry Leading AI Tech

During his keynote address, Yang shared Lenovo’s plans to deliver industry-leading AI technology to organisations of all sizes.

“I am delighted to share our innovative vision for delivering AI for all—individuals and enterprises—around the world, through Lenovo’s pocket-to-cloud computing capabilities, with personalised, tailored knowledge about the individuals and enterprises while protecting privacy and data security,” he said. “This is also a celebration of partnerships with key leaders in the AI era. Together, we are unleashing the power of AI to help build a smarter, more inclusive, and more sustainable world.”

Dr Su, for her part, spoke about the deep partnership between Lenovo and AMD, saying, “We have a long history of co-innovating with Lenovo, from ThinkSystem in the data center to ThinkStation workstations and ThinkPad laptops. Moving forward, we are excited to extend our collaboration to power AI-optimized solutions across Lenovo’s PC and data center portfolio powered by AMD Ryzen, EPYC™ and Instinct™ processors.”

Via video, Microsoft’s Nadella added, “At Microsoft we are committed to helping people and organizations apply digital technology to adapt and thrive in this new age of AI. That’s why our long-standing partnership with Lenovo is so important. Over the years, we’ve brought Lenovo’s devices and services together with the power of technology to help customers around the world in every industry and across every sector of the economy. And together we will build on these investments to help drive the next level of value for our shared customers.”

Working on the Next Generation of AI Infrastructure

Lenovo is working on the next generation of AI-ready and AI-optimised infrastructure to bring powerful, tailored, scalable, and energy-efficient AI to customers around the world through a hybrid approach. The new era of Hybrid AI will help businesses unlock the power of their data anywhere it is created and simplify the path to intelligent transformation by extending AI beyond the cloud and delivering it to businesses at the far edge in real-time.

Yang and Huang together announced an expanded partnership with new, hybrid solutions and engineering collaboration to deliver the power of generative AI to every enterprise.

As a time-to-market partner with NVIDIA, Lenovo will deliver fully integrated systems that bring AI-powered computing to everywhere data is created, from the edge to the cloud, helping businesses easily deploy custom generative AI applications that drive innovation and transformation across any industry. Through the collaboration, Lenovo and NVIDIA will create next-generation systems based on NVIDIA’s flexible MGX modular reference design to deliver a wide range of robust and secure solutions for the most demanding generative AI workloads, helping businesses implement  cognitive decisions at scale with NVIDIA Omniverse platform.

Together, the companies are also empowering businesses to easily deploy AI with confidence and begin their AI-driven transformations with the new Lenovo AI Professional Services Practice. Offering a breadth of services, solutions, and platforms, the practice helps businesses of all sizes navigate the AI landscape, find the right solutions, and put AI to work for their organizations quickly, cost-effectively, and at scale, bringing AI from concept to reality.

Showcasing the Future, Today 

Lenovo demonstrated the future of AI-ready devices and AI-powered features, including a vision of the future AI PC that will boost productivity, streamline workflow, and safeguard data, and a demo of Personal AI Twin. This is accomplished with AI interactions on the keyboard and natural language from the end-user as well as a new concept feature called AI NOW, which is a personal AI twin (AI assistant) solution for AI PCs. The AI uses personalised and private inferencing models based on a user’s own on-device knowledge base and fine-tuned models and protects the end user with data security and privacy protection.

Lenovo then unveiled a smartphone adaptative display concept that can be bent and shaped into different forms depending on users’ needs and was built upon the display and mechanical innovations from Lenovo foldable devices and rollable concepts, as well as updates to the company’s total solution for AI-powered motion capture, Project Chronos. Lenovo also shared its work in the wider tech ecosystem with partners such as NVIDIA, where Lenovo’s central compute unit will be running on NVIDIA’s DRIVE Thor platform, the world’s most powerful in-vehicle computer.

Lenovo also announced its vision of Enterprise AI Twin—AI applications that have in-depth knowledge about an enterprise and keep that knowledge private and secure. It finds and extracts relevant information within your enterprise, from devices, edge and private cloud, synthesizes them into assessments and conclusions, and proposes solutions.

The AI Twin can be used for a wide variety of scenarios—from helping employees book travel plans that comply with company policies and fit individual preferences, to supply chain teams mitigating risks based on public AI information such as weather patterns, together with enterprise AI that looks at customer orders and the impact of weather on shipments, parts arriving, transportation disruptions, etc.

The Tech Leaders’ View of AI

Alongside CEO Yang, other Lenovo business group leaders shared their view of AI for All:

“In summary, we believe the future AI will involve a hybrid of public, private, and personal foundation models (FM) working together. Our hybrid AI service will leverage the three types of FM, empower AI applications across cloud, edge, and devices with personal twin and enterprise twin,” said Dr Yong Rui, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. “Lenovo would like to build this Hybrid AI ecosystem along with partners, to unleash the potential of foundation models and benefit both our industry and daily life.”

Kirk Skaugen, Executive Vice President and President of Lenovo’s Infrastructure Solutions Group, shared, “Regardless of where you do your AI, regardless of whether you want general purpose or highly customized compute Lenovo is offering turnkey solutions—enabling AI everywhere for all. Through our own cutting-edge AI technology innovation and together with a vast network of best-in-class partners, new Lenovo Hybrid AI solutions are creating a faster and more flexible path to generative

Lastly, Luca Rossi, Executive Vice President and President of Lenovo’s Intelligent Devices Group, commented, “Lenovo is poised to win in the AI device space with knowledge and experiences tailored to you. Our future AI devices will never stop learning and will host a personal foundational model that makes them unique to you while protecting your privacy. And true to Lenovo’s unwavering commitment to innovation, we’re providing future AI devices with even more natural and intuitive interaction capabilities for a better overall experience.”