COMPUTEX 2024 Promotes AI PC Ecosystem for All Walks of Life as InnoVEX Showcases Innovative AI Applications and Developments

 Publish Date :2024/05/16

As one of the organizers of COMPUTEX, Taipei Computer Association (TCA) stated that generative AI (GenAI) and Large Language Models (LLMs) are going to be the main focus in the tech industry for the near future. To share how the AI PC industry ecosystem can help improve enterprise efficiency and operate together with AI Clouds and AI servers, TCA held the COMPUTEX pre-show event: AI PC Industry Exploration Forum on May 16. The event featured speakers representing large companies exploring the opportunities in and coming from AI; including: Chris Hung, Vice President and Director General, MIC; Grace Wang, Intel Taiwan Vice President & GM; ST Liew, VP of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and President of Qualcomm TW, SEA, ANZ; Dr. Jason Ma, Engineering Director, ChromeOS, Google Taiwan; and Dr. Albert Liu, CEO & Founder of Kneron. The speakers shared their insights on the latest AI PC trends and ecosystem news, including AI PC developments, enterprise & personal AI applications, personal GPT, and more.

The forum also included a panel discussion session with industry leaders who shared their opinions on the positioning, functions, and practical applications of GenAI in the AI PC industry. The panel discussion session was joined by: TH Tung, Pegatron Chairman/ CSO; Samson Hu, ASUS Corporation CEO; Mike Yang, SVP of Quanta/ GM of Quanta Cloud Technology; Anson Chiu, LITEON President; and dr. Allen Lien, Acer Medical Chairman. The session was moderated by Chris Hung, Vice President and Director General, MIC. In total, 700 professionals and media members joined the event, making it one of the most successful COMPUTEX pre-show event ever.

COMPUTEX Promotes AI PC Ecosystems with AI PCs, AI Smartphones, and AI Servers and the Key Role They Will Play in Promoting Global AI Empowerment and Digital Transformation

In his opening speech, the Chairman of TCA, Paul SL Peng stated that the main theme of COMPUTEX 2024 is Connecting AI which will support the rapid growth of AI technologies such as Generative AI (GenAI) and large language models (LLM). In total, 1500 companies in 4500 booths will join COMPUTEX 2024 to showcase their innovations in AI Computing, Advanced Communications, Future Mobility, Immersive Reality, Innovation, Green Energy, and Sustainability.

The startup focused event, InnoVEX will be held concurrently with COMPUTEX and will gather 400 startups from over 30 countries and regions, with AI being the main industry of the teams. COMPUTEX and InnoVEX will feature a total of 50 AI related events to support the Connecting AI theme.

Mr. Peng shared that GenAI has become the focus of major technology events around the world and AI PCs for GenAI will be among the highlights of this year’s COMPUTEX. According to the global ICT industry forecast by MIC, the global AI wave will increase the global PC shipments which is expected to reach 245 million units by 2024. Gartner also predicts that 20% of the PCs sold in 2024 will be AI PCs.

The event featured discussed the AI PC ecosystem, including AI PCs, AI cloud services, AI services, etc. as well as how to integrate various GenAI services such as ChatGPT, Claude, Midjourney, and more. In the near future, AI applications are expected to extend to vertical applications in diverse industries and COMPUTEX will continue to promote the global trend towards AI empowerment and digital transformation.

AI PC to Debut in 2024 as the AI PC Ecosystem Connects Various GenAI Technologies

Vice President and Director General of MIC, Chris Hung stated that 2024 will be the debut of AI PCs. While the current specifications and use cases are not yet clearly defined, many manufacturers have already launched new processors with stronger AI computing power and integrated NPU. At the same time, Microsoft also plans to release an updated version of Windows 11 which will be officially integrated with Microsoft Copilot.

Mr. Hung emphasized that AI PCs have 3 major advantages: improved computing response speed, reduced cloud resource costs, and improved privacy and security. As AI PCs need to be integrated with various AI applications depending on the use cases rather than a generalized purpose, major manufacturers will accelerate the development of AI applications to achieve product differentiation.

Grace Wang, Intel Taiwan Vice President & GM, stated that AI can improve vertical markets in various industries. Using the Far Eastern Memorial Hospital as an example, AI and diagnostics models can be used to accurately detect early-stage laryngeal cancer and treat the patients before the cancer advances. Increased demand for AI jobs will also enable the semiconductor industry to reach a market value of USD 1 Trillion by 2030. AI technologies will also unlock more business opportunities in industries such as retail, manufacturing, health, and communications; all of which will benefit from AI PC, enterprise & edge computing, as well as data centers and other fields.

In terms of AI PC products, Intel Core Ultra processors which has been optimized for 500 AI models will enable PCs to directly run generative AI (GenAI) models. Since AI applications require a combination of hardware and software, Intel has cooperated with over 100 software developers from around the world with the AI Acceleration Program. Ms. Wang stated that AI related applications will be present everywhere in the future and will play a vital role in every aspect of life.

ST Liew, VP of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and President of Qualcomm TW, SEA, ANZs stated that GenAI will create new ways for users to interface with their devices. As GenAI development continues, it is expected to lean towards 3 key trends: more LLM applications, the growth of multi-modal models, as well as the increased capabilities of smaller models which can reach more than 10 billion parameters. GenAI is expected to generate up to USD 4.4 Trillion annually. The continued development of GenAI and its increasing complexities will make it difficult for the technology to scale, which will make Hybrid AI a necessity. Hybrid AIs are achieved when simple AI calculations are processed on the device level while the more complex processes are done on the edge cloud, and anything beyond a certain level is uploaded to the central cloud; effectively creating an application-specific LLM to improve performance & efficiency while reducing costs.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon x Elite SoC processor will combine CPU, GPU, and NPU which will not only improve its computing power, but also enable built-in AI functions. Users can also directly use the Qualcomm AI Hub to download hundreds of pre-optimized AI models to quickly improve their workflow. Qualcomm aims to cooperate with a number of OEMs and branded PC manufacturers to launch a new generation of AI PC products which will be launched in COMPUTEX 2024.

Dr. Jason Ma, Engineering Director, ChromeOS, Google Taiwan, stated that GenAI can significantly improve the work efficiency of enterprises and individuals. This is the main reason for various industries to actively introduce GenAI. To provide the benefits of GenAI to more people, Google launched the Gemini LLM model line during Google I/O which includes Gemini Ultra, Gemini Pro, and Gemini Nano which are optimized for different use cases. One of the released models is the Gemini 1.5 Flash which is a streamlined version of the Gemini 1.5 Pro, as well as the interactive Gemini Live.

Google has also launched the lightweight open source model based on the Gemini model, Gemma. The Gemma model will be able to run on applications, hardware devices, mobile devices, or cloud services. Google will also release the new Chromebook Plus with built-in AI functions. Dr. Ma believes that enterprises can improve productivity by using Gemini for Google Workspace which includes Gmail automatic email generation, Meet’s automatic translation functions and minute-taking, Chat’s chat summarizing function, Slide’s text and image generation capabilities, as well as other GenAI functions.

In his keynote speech, Dr. Albert Liu, CEO & Founder of Kneron introduced how to use Kneron’s NPU accelerator, AI chip, and AI algorithms to design personalized GPT applications; which will need to rely on fast, accurate, and lightweight LLM models. Taking the case of edge AI computing, this can be achieved by splitting the AI model to run it on a single chip SoC architecture AI chip with built in NPU; and it will consume less power than a general GPU because users can run the GPT applications on the edge. To facilitate the operations of different Edge GPT functions, users can install or run various Edge GPT software and models the KNEO open platform to reduce development costs.

Among of the main concerns for enterprises considering AI application are data confidentiality and security. To mitigate these concerns, Kneron launched the KNEO-300 which is an NPU powered edge AI server. It offers high computing speed and low energy consumption and can be applied to various enterprise GPT solutions and supports both English and Chinese languages. It has built-in GPT model training services and offline AI servers, further accelerating the deployment speed and meeting the enterprise needs for GPT computing. The entry-level version of the KNEO-300 was already launched in the end of 2023 while the enterprise version of KNEO-330 is expected to be released this year, which will allow SMEs to create their own private GPT applications.

AI Servers Provide a Full Range of Computing Services for AI Models

The panel discussion session of the forum titled “How to Enhance Industrial Competitiveness with AI PC Integration” gathered industry leaders in the Taiwanese ICT industry, including Pegatron Chairman/ CSO, TH Tung, ASUS Corporation CEO, Samson Hu; SVP of Quanta/ GM of Quanta Cloud Technology, Mike Yang; LITEON President, Anson Chiu; and Acer Medical Chairman, Allen Lien. The session is moderated by Vice President and Director General of MIC, Chris Hung. The panelists shared that all PCs in the future will be some form of AI PC and AI as a technology will be a part of everyday lives. They also discussed the characteristics of the AI PC ecosystem and stated that future AI PCs will develop towards Vertical Domain AI. AI PCs will need to be able to utilize Hybrid AI that integrates device, edge, and cloud AIs to meet the needs of various industries such as in smart medical care and smart manufacturing; developing a vertical-specific type of GenAI models. This will not only improve the enterprise operational efficiency, but also improves individual work capabilities, providing the benefits of GenAI to all walks of life.

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TCA Introduces Diverse AI Exhibition Applications for COMPUTEX

To promote various AI exhibition applications, TCA has provided various AI generated key visuals which can be used by COMPUTEX and InnoVEX exhibitors and visitors to create their own invitation letters for COMPUTEX 2024.

During the InnoVEX opening ceremony, TCA will provide a real-time AI language real-time translation services in multiple languages. 3 AI smart customer service kiosks will be available in TaiNEX 1 and 2. Visitors can use them to directly query the exhibition information on-site. There will also be 7 AI real-time translation service machines at the information desk for international visitors.


COMPUTEX TAIPEI was founded and named by the then Chairman of Taipei Computer Association (TCA), Stan Shih. In 1985, TCA invited TAITRA to be a co-organizer of COMPUTEX TAIPEI. In 2016, the startup focused event, InnoVEX was introduced.

●COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2024 Overview●

Responding to the rapid development of AI technologies and applications including GenAI and LLM as well as the continued increase in the global digital transformation demands; this year’s COMPUTEX 2024 will focus on “Connecting AI”. This year, COMPUTEX will be joined by major semiconductor and ICT manufacturers including: Acer, ADATA, AMD, ASPEED, ASRock, ASUSTeK, ATEN, BenQ, Clientron, Cooler Master, Delta, ECS, ELAN, FocalTech, GIGABYTE, G.Skill, Innodisk, Intel, Inventec, InWin, ITRI, KIOXIA, Kneron, MediaTek, Microip, Mitac, MSI, NXP, NVIDIA, PEGATRON, Phison, PNY, PSMC, QCT, Qualcomm, Quanta, Realtek, RETRONIX, Seagate, Silicon Motion, Silicon Power, SOLOMON, Supermicro, SYSGRATION, TADA, Taiwan Micro, Thermaltake, Transcend, Wiwynn, and more. In total, 1500 local and international manufacturers will join COMPUTEX 2024 in not only the exhibition, but also forum and keynote speeches as well.

Event Dates: June 4 – 7, 2024
Event Location: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (TaiNEX) Halls 1 & 2
Main Theme: Connecting AI
Main Topics: AI computing, advanced communications, future mobility, immersive reality, innovation, green energy, and sustainability.

【Special Events】

  • Official Award Winners Announcement: May 28, 2024 [BC Awards 2024 Award Winning Products Announcement] Location: Le Méridien Taipei

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