Blaize partners with Korea Telecom to bring AI transformation to industrial & enterprise customers

14 December 2022

Delivers AIoT (artificial intelligence of things) edge technology for autonomous driving, robotics & mobility AI vision surveillance management.

Blaize® has announced a multi-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korea Telecom (KT) — Korea's leading AI, big data & cloud service provider. The strategic collaboration brings AIoT (artificial intelligence of things) edge device technical development cooperation for autonomous driving, robotics and mobility AI vision surveillance management. Blaize and KT intend to coordinate, promote and support the advancement of manufacturing and services requirements of AI development and education for on-device technology for AI market creation in Korea. The MOU will bolster their united relationship and foster a more robust channel for exchanging views on AIoT edge device manufacturing requirements.

KT plans to expand the development of on-device AI products at the terminal end that can minimise data usage and implement various functions to strengthen the AIoT service business that combines AI (artificial intelligence) and IoT (internet of things) technology.

For this, Blaize's tightly coupled software and small form factor, low power and high-speed data processing hardware deliver an end-to-end efficient, usable AI edge workflow that will help KT expand its AIoT efforts.

Through collaboration with development hardware partners like Blaize, KT plans to commercialize specialised terminals and services, such as intelligent IoT routing equipment, micro-mobility services incorporating AIoT technology and AIoT autonomous driving logistics transport devices for use in distribution, logistics and smart factories.

"Our expanded collaboration with KT in AIoT edge business advances our shared understanding of technical development in some of the key Blaize markets — automotive, mobility and smart vision," said Dinakar Munagala, CEO & co-founder of Blaize. "We look forward to further extending Blaize hardware and software solutions, serving the 5G+, MEC and cloud-based AIoT markets."

About KT
KT is the largest telecommunications company in South Korea. It began life as Korea Telecommunications Authority, established in 1981. As Korea's largest ISP business, KT is engaged in ICT, financial business, urban broadcasting service business, and other businesses. In addition to continuous growth in core businesses such as wireless communication, high-speed Internet and IPTV, it is also generating results in B2B growth businesses such as IDC, cloud and AI/DX.

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