China News Service, Beijing, March 1 (Reporter Liu Yuying) At the 2024 World Mobile Communications Conference, the latest terminals related to artificial intelligence (AI) were unveiled, including artificial intelligence mobile phones, artificial intelligence computers (AI PC), virtual Reality (VR) glasses, etc.

Which terminal can become the first carrier of artificial intelligence? Industry insiders believe that it is likely to be an artificial intelligence computer.

  The current personal computer (PC) product chain is actively embracing artificial intelligence.

Lenovo Group has previously released a series of artificial intelligence computers.

What was displayed at the conference this time was a concept product-ThinkBook transparent screen laptop.

Utilizing generative artificial intelligence (AIGC) technology, transparent screens combine physical objects with digital information, allowing the device to blend naturally into its surroundings.

  Honor released its first artificial intelligence laptop, Honor MagicBook Pro16, at the conference.

Honor CEO Zhao Ming said that Honor will use artificial intelligence to reconstruct the ecosystem, including mobile phones, tablets, notebooks, smart watches, and more coordinated devices in the future.

  ZTE and China Mobile released the world's first "5G+AI" naked-eye 3D tablet - nubia Pad3DⅡ, ​​which not only brings upgrades in artificial intelligence and 3D technology, but also introduces 5G technology for the first time.

  Chip companies are actively launching chips for artificial intelligence computing.

Intel launched Intel Core Ultra in December last year, ushering in the era of artificial intelligence computers.

Qualcomm and AMD have also launched processors for artificial intelligence.

  According to reports, Microsoft will first launch an updated version of Windows 11 focused on artificial intelligence computers in mid-2024, and Windows 12 is expected to be released in 2025.

  Some people in the industry believe that the use scenarios of artificial intelligence computers are highly overlapped with the application scenarios currently covered by large artificial intelligence models, and are "the best carriers of large models."

  Zhong Xinlong, director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Office of the Future Industry Research Center of CCID Think Tank, believes that artificial intelligence computers are regarded as important carriers in the era of large models. Compared with smartphones, personal computers have advantages in storage capacity and device space, allowing them to be more It can well carry large models with larger parameters, and artificial intelligence computers are expected to become the first terminals to implement AI in large quantities.

  Zhang Yang, consulting director of Beijing Boruiheng Consulting Co., Ltd., believes that personal computers are the best platform for carrying large end-side models at this stage, and can easily expand the latest CPU, GPU and other chips, making it the most powerful computing platform at present.

  When large artificial intelligence models are run in the cloud, there are many problems such as data leakage, transmission delays, and increasingly high operating costs, which hinder the commercial application of large models.

And artificial intelligence computers running local large models are more conducive to privacy protection.

  Huaxin Securities also believes that artificial intelligence computers are the biggest technological change in the personal computer industry in the past decade. Processor chips, memory, and cooling are the main areas of benefit. In addition, future shipment growth will also help promote midstream OEMs and brand manufacturers. performance growth.

  IDC predicts that 2024 will be the first year of artificial intelligence computers. Personal computer products with complete artificial intelligence core features will gradually enter the market, thus driving rapid market growth. In the next five years, both volume and price are expected to increase and penetrate rapidly.

  Intel said the company aims to ship more than 100 million artificial intelligence computer processors between 2024 and 2025.

  However, artificial intelligence computers are still in the early stages of commercialization, and whether they can truly become the "best carrier for large models" remains to be tested by time.

Zhong Xinlong believes that the terminal-side model may require a large amount of memory and storage space, which requires the terminal equipment hardware configuration to be upgraded, thereby increasing the purchase cost.

In addition, mobile terminals that rely on battery power also face energy consumption challenges when using large models.

  Zhang Yang believes that lightweighting large models is an important breakthrough direction.

Lighter and higher-quality models can significantly improve inference efficiency and reduce service costs, making large models suitable for more applications and users.

  In the future, the competition for artificial intelligence computers will focus on application scenarios and productivity tool performance. Each brand will propose different software and hardware designs based on its own judgment, focusing on interaction, computing and other directions.