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R. Kedzia: Huawei provides the infrastructure for the intelligent future

We are progressing towards an intelligent world, where technology should simplify our lives and work, supporting humans in their daily routines, Radoslaw Kedzia, Senior Vice President European Region of Huawei, said during a recent visit to Cyprus.

Kedzia was attending the ceremony of Huawei’s flagship global initiative Seeds for the Future Scholarships, where he indicated that Huawei is constantly seeking valuable initiatives to undertake in partnership with local companies, institutes, and governmental organisations to progress towards the intelligent future.

Regarding artificial intelligence, citing some of Huawei's actions, Kedzia underlined that “the fourth industrial revolution was about digitisation, the fifth revolves around intelligence”.

How important is it for Huawei to run and support the initiative "Seeds for the Future"?

Seeds for the Future is one of our flagship global initiatives, which operates in every country where we conduct business. In Europe, we've been implementing it for over a decade, almost two, as far as I can recall.

The aim of the initiative is to help students, who are coming from universities, to gain wider horizons and perspective.

We are leaders in research and development, cooperating with many universities, and it's important to share our knowledge with students.

Consequently, scholarships naturally emerged as a result of Seeds for the Future, where we select the best students from the programme, enabling them to continue their education.

Are there any other CSR/ESG programmes planned for Cyprus?

We are running a number of programmes, wherein, as a technology provider, we collaborate with local companies. I believe it has been a success and we intend to continue to inspire and digitalise societies. Through these programmes, we demonstrate how technology can enhance safety for both human life and the environment. For instance, as each fire incident damages the environment we inhabit, it's crucial to employ technology for safer outcomes. I believe the presentation and demonstration were highly successful, and we aspire to expand these efforts in the future.

We are constantly seeking valuable initiatives to undertake in partnership with local companies, institutes, and governmental organisations. Our aim is not only to digitise but also to progress towards the intelligent future that lies ahead of us.

One of the biggest trends at the moment in Europe is AI. What are the solutions and innovative products that Huawei offers and what do you believe will be the next step on artificial intelligence?

You see, it’s a very broad subject, and as a company, we embed parts of artificial intelligence into our products. We were among the first to integrate cameras into our phones, and this principle extends to the products we offer our institutional customers and carriers.

They can utilise artificial intelligence to optimise their networks, facilitating phone clearance and detection. We can also employ it to identify irregular network behaviour, which although not critical, may indicate potential issues, thus facilitating continuous learning.

Additionally, we have our own AI clusters—servers designed specifically to run artificial intelligence clusters—and we operate them in several countries. So yes, we believe that while the fourth industrial revolution was about digitalisation, the fifth revolves around intelligence.

We are progressing towards an intelligent world, where technology should simplify our lives and work, supporting humans in their daily routines, whether work-related or personal. However, it's crucial to ensure this transition occurs securely and responsibly. We provide infrastructure, and it's paramount to ensure its security.

On the other hand, we also offer cloud services, which are indispensable for pre-AI operations. I'm pleased to report that we have received security certifications from the European Union for GDPR compliance and cloud safety.

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