Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab attended the CVPR conference

Jun. 2018

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Abstract: The top conference in the area of computer vision, CVPR (Computer vision and pattern recognition) was held in Salt Lake city, Utah State in the US, from June 18 to Jun22, 2018. Experts from the computer vision group in Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab attended the conference. Together with leads from both the industry and the academic, they discussed the development of computer vision and explore the future of the field.

As a platinum sponsor of the conference, the experts from Huawei Noah’s Ark Laboratory and several other department such as the consumer business group, cloud business unit, Hisilicon attended the conference. During the conference, Noah’s Ark Laboratory performed a three-day exhibition with technical explanation, booklets and video demonstrations, which fully demonstrated the lab’s research ability in the field of artificial intelligence. As the AI research center for Huawei Technologies, Noah’s Ark lab’s research covers several directions such as computer vision, natural language processing, Search & recommendation, decision & reasoning and AI theory. In computer vision, we focus on several applications such as autonomous driving, terminal vision, safe city and el al.
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We are ready,welcome!

Noah’s Ark’s booth attracted many people’s attention such as professors, students and so on. Many people stopped in front of the booth to watch the video demonstrations, and discussed with experts from Noah’s Ark lab about how to apply computer vision methods to real world applications. Many of them marveled at the lab’s achievements in integrating some of the techniques in its latest flagship smartphones, such as P20 and P20 Pro. Some of them also showed strong interest on collaboration with the lab or working together in the lab.
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People are discussing with Huawei’s experts in front of the booth

In addition, on June 20th, the lab together with the Huawei collaboration department in the US held a cocktail reception close to the conference site. The reception attracted much attentions from many current and potential collaborators from the academic institutions. Over 300 hundreds of people booked in advance and attended the reception. In a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, they explored the latest developments in computer vision technology in diverse directions, and at the same time deepened the understanding of the lab’s efforts in computer vision.
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People were at the Huawei cocktail reception

The reception invited some of the lab’s collaborators, such as Prof. Trevor Darrell from UC Berkeley and Prof. Richard P. Wildes, to give welcome talks. Prof. Darrell said that he was very pleased to attend the reception. He mentioned that he has begun the collaboration with the lab since several years ago. He spoke highly of Huawei’s consistent effort in funding the basic research in computer vision, and he also praised the lab’s huge progress in various research directions.
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Experts from Huawei were discussing with the collaborators

CVPR is one of the three top conferences in computer vision area, and the other two are ECCV (European Conference on Computer Vision) and ICCV (International conference on computer vision). It was reported that over 6500 people attended this conference this year, making it the largest number over the years. The next CVPR conference will be held in Long Beach city, in California, and we are eager to see everyone there next year.