HONOR Reveals Advanced AI Architecture and Expands Collaboration with Google Cloud for Enhanced AI Experiences at VivaTech 2024

HONOR, the global technology brand, made its highly anticipated debut at VivaTech, a prominent tech and innovation event in Europe. At its keynote, HONOR highlighted its cutting-edge on-device AI technology and introduced its groundbreaking Four-layered AI Strategy. HONOR has also revealed its plans for upcoming Gen-AI experiences in collaboration with Google Cloud. These experiences will be showcased on their highly anticipated smartphones, promising to bring a whole new level of excitement and enhancement to user experiences.

“At HONOR, we firmly believe that, by combining the power of on-device AI’s personalization, intuitiveness, and privacy protection, everyone can unlock the full potential of AI safely and securely,” said George Zhao, CEO of HONOR Device Co., Ltd. “We are also delighted to forge ahead with Google Cloud, leveraging our combined expertise to unlock the potential of this hybrid approach and deliver even more seamless AI experiences to our users,” he said.

Introducing HONOR’s Four-Layer AI Architecture

At the keynote, HONOR showcased its Four-Layer AI Architecture and showcased its commitment to seamlessly incorporating AI into MagicOS. The Four-Layer Architecture consists of separate layers. At the core, the open ecosystem is built upon Cross-device and Cross-OS AI, enabling the seamless sharing of computing power and services across various devices and operating systems.

Enhancing on this foundation, the Platform-level AI layer empowers a customized operating system, facilitating intuitive human-computer interaction and personalized resource distribution. In the third layer, App-level AI is ready to bring forth a wave of groundbreaking, creative AI applications that will completely transform user experiences. Finally, positioned at the forefront, the Interface to Cloud-AI services layer grants users convenient entry to extensive cloud services while placing utmost importance on safeguarding privacy, resulting in a comprehensive and forward-thinking AI encounter.

As part of MagicOS 8.0, Magic Portal is the industry’s first intent-based UI, which understands user behavior and streamlines complex tasks into single-step processes. Currently, Magic Portal supports 100 top applications across seven scenarios, including travel, productivity, messaging, search, entertainment, shopping, and social media, with plans to expand usage scenarios to provide even more seamless and intelligent AI experiences in the future.


As part of HONOR’s Four-Layer Architecture, HONOR is set to integrate cutting-edge Gen-AI experiences, powered by Google Cloud, into its upcoming smartphones, promising to deliver a new level of intelligence and innovation to users with enhanced privacy protection.

Revolutionizing Portrait Experience with HONOR 200 Series

Following the successful launch of AI Motion Sensing Capture, a cutting-edge feature that leverages AI to automatically capture fast-moving actions, HONOR also announced that the upcoming HONOR 200 Series will take mobile photography to new heights with an all-new AI-enhanced Portrait experience. The HONOR 200 Series is poised to revolutionize portrait photography by bringing the mastery of Studio Harcourt, a legendary French photography studio known for its expertise in capturing classic portrait shots with iconic figures, to every step of the process, leveraging AI technology to recreate the iconic studio’s legendary lighting and shadow effects.

By using AI to learn from a vast dataset of Studio Harcourt portraits, the HONOR 200 Series has successfully broken down the entire portrait photography process into nine distinct steps, and perfectly replicates the full Studio Harcourt method, ensuring flawless and studio-quality portraits with every shot.

The HONOR 200 Series is set to launch in Paris on June 12, powered by MagicOS 8.0, further solidifying HONOR’s commitment to democratizing AI technology. In a move to make AI more accessible to a wider audience, HONOR also announced plans to roll out MagicOS 8.0 to its HONOR Magic V2 and HONOR 90 devices, empowering more users to experience the transformative power of AI.

The Human-AI Synergy: Smart Devices for a Better Future

At the event, HONOR also hosted an insightful panel discussion featuring esteemed industry expert Dr. Justine Cassell. The discussion delved into the future of multimodal interaction, highlighting how this integration enhances convenience and privacy protection for smart device users.

“On-device AI can better empower individuals,” emphasized George. “The on-device offers personalized recommendations while safeguarding user privacy by keeping data on the device. For instance, HONOR’s Magic Portal design ensures users retain control over service selection and decision-making, highlighting the human-centric focus of HONOR’s AI.”

In terms of multimodal interaction, Dr. Justine Cassell noted, “Humans live multimodally. The rise of on-body devices like rings, and pins, alongside powerful smartphones, shows growing comfort with AI integrating verbal language, nonverbal cues like gestures and facial expressions, and paraverbal elements like speech intonation. This predicts the adoption of multimodally-sensitive AI on phones. The more modalities that we can engage into an AI system, the more different kinds of people we can help with that AI system,” said Justine.

“Human-centric is HONOR’s design philosophy, with human at the center of all devices,” George envisioned. “Empowered by AI, cross-device integration can combine the unique advantages of different devices in the future. Rather than learning user behaviors in isolation on each device, this approach allows for macro-level, unified user intent recognition, offering tailored recommendations and suggestions.”

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