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Huawei Mate 20 AI camera features explained

By Hadlee Simons

The Kirin 980 chipset powering the Huawei Mate 20 series looks like an AI powerhouse, offering big machine learning improvements on paper over last year’s chipset.

The Chinese brand is putting the chip’s neural processing units (NPU) to plenty of use, but what exactly are they doing? Let’s break down the Mate 20’s various AI-powered camera features.

The brains of the operation

The company upped the ante with the Kirin 980, bringing two NPUs to the chip — one more than the Kirin 970. According to Huawei, the setup boosts image recognition performance 120 percent.

Apparently, one NPU is dedicated to “vast AI computing,” while the other tackles “specific tasks.” Here’s what that means for the camera.

Master AI 2.0

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro camera app.

Probably the most influential AI-related feature on Huawei phones is the Master AI mode in the camera app, and it’s back on the Mate 20 series. Rudimentary scene detection may have been available on Sony phones before, but Huawei’s machine-learning approach has …read more

Source:: android authority