Huawei Mate 10 makes artistic photography intelligent

The Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro claim to bring something new to the photography game with an intelligent camera.
Updated 19 November 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 makes artistic photography intelligent

Over the last 20 years, smartphone cameras have gone a long way, increasing the pixel count by more than 1,800 times. According to Huawei, the smartphone camera revolution is not only about quality improvement but also about embedding intelligence to offer users an amazing experience.
The company promised that its new flagship phones will be different.
Running on the Kirin 970, the world’s first processor powered by AI, the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro claim to bring something new to the photography game with an intelligent camera.
New Leica dual camera
Like their predecessors, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are equipped with a dual camera designed with the collaboration of German firm Leica. The new Leica dual camera system offers the world’s largest aperture of f/1.6 for more perfect, clearer pictures, especially in low-light conditions. The camera also comes with a 20 MP monochrome sensor, and a 12 MP RGB sensors, along with Image Optical Stabilization (IOS) and 4-in-1 hybrid zoom for crystal clear and bright shots.
AI Real-time object and scene recognition
The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro can look at things and recognize them in real time thanks to its AI-powered Real-Time Scene and Object Recognition with Real-Time Auto Settings feature. For example, if you point your lens at your food, you can see a small icon showing a fork and knife at the lower left of the camera app. The intelligent camera, which learned 100 million images, can detect 13 different kinds of objects and scenes such as texts, food, sky, snow, beach, pets, portraits, low-light conditions, plants, etc. Once it captures the object or scene and recognizes it, the camera automatically adjusts shooting parameters (color, contrast, brightness) to produce the best picture with brighter and more vivid details.
AI Motion detection and better night photography
Huawei paired its Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones with AI Motion detection which reduces blur. Therefore, shooting moving subjects becomes easier and result in better image quality. Also, thanks to its AI capabilities, the camera can offer sharper and better night photography. The smartphones also bring the Night Photography Expert feature that can capture higher quality photos of beautiful night scenes than ever before.


Mastercard: Smart cities key to a more connected MEA

Mastercard was a sponsoring patron at the recent World Cities Summit in Singapore.
Updated 23 July 2018
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Mastercard: Smart cities key to a more connected MEA

Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, continues to champion the fundamental role of smart cities in enabling a more connected and inclusive future for the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The company reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the development of smart cities through meaningful partnerships with both the public and private sectors at the recent World Cities Summit in Singapore, where Mastercard was a sponsoring patron.
Markets across the region are already heavily investing in the future of cities, with figures from the International Data Corporation forecasting that spending on technologies that enable smart city initiatives will reach $1.26 billion in MEA in 2018.
Commending the exceptional efforts of regional governments in implementing smart city initiatives and creating more opportunities for their cities’ transformation into vibrant hubs for innovation, Mastercard experts at the summit shed light on the significance of a “public-private-people (3P)” model and data analytics as key enablers of the technologies that will open doors to the cities of the future.
“An inclusive future for all is a shared responsibility and we believe that effective collaborations hinged on a dynamic public-private-people model is the way forward if we want to unlock the full potential of our cities. Mastercard is focused on making cities more efficient and inclusive by enabling ecosystems that benefit residents, visitors and local businesses. The key to the success of these cities is partnerships, and we will continue to engage with governments, NGOs and leaders in innovation to enable a smarter and more connected future for all,” said J.K. Khalil, cluster head, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, Mastercard.
As part of its participation at the summit, Mastercard welcomed a delegation of the region’s most prominent journalists and influencers, where it facilitated in-depth discussions with industry experts and showcased the latest technologies to demonstrate and build advocacy for smart and connected cities.
With two billion adults around the world still lacking access to financial services, Mastercard is helping advance inclusive communities globally through its collaborations. The company has partnered with over 60 governments globally to deliver more than 1,600 scalable programs in various cities and communities around the world.