SKT joins hands with Xil­inx for theft de­tec­tion ser­vice

The Korea Times - - BUSINESS - By Baek Byung-yeul [email protected]­re­atimes.co.kr

SK Tele­com will use ac­cel­er­a­tor cards made by U.S. chip maker Xil­inx to im­prove the per­for­mance of the data cen­ter for its ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI) tech­nol­ogy-based theft de­tec­tion ser­vice, the mo­bile car­rier said Fri­day.

For its AI-based phys­i­cal in­tru­sion and theft de­tec­tion ser­vice T-View, the tele­com com­pany has adopted an AI in­fer­ence ac­cel­er­a­tor (AIX) tech­nol­ogy us­ing Xil­inx’s Alveo ac­cel­er­a­tor cards that en­hance a range of pro­cesses such as high per­for­mance com­put­ing, data an­a­lyt­ics and video pro­cess­ing.

The mo­bile car­rier said the col­lab­o­ra­tion with Xil­inx “rep­re­sents one of our ef­forts to stream­line the cloud sys­tem for AI ser­vices.”

“In the era of AI where new ser­vices are be­ing de­ployed at un­prece­dented rates, we keep seek­ing to in­no­vate our cloud sys­tems to de­liver more value to our cus­tomers with more re­li­able and ef­fi­cient ser­vices across di­verse seg­ments,” Park Jin-hyo, chief tech­nol­ogy of­fi­cer of SK Tele­com, said dur­ing a press con­fer­ence.

ADT Caps, the coun­try’s No. 2 se­cu­rity ser­vice com­pany and a sub­sidiary of SK Tele­com, will use the T-View sys­tem. Run­ning on servers in SK Tele­com’s data cen­ter, the T-View sys­tem mon­i­tors its cus­tomers’ com­mer­cial and home cam­era sys­tems in real-time and dis­patches se­cu­rity guards.

SK Tele­com said us­ing Xil­inx’s ac­cel­er­a­tor cards was es­sen­tial in pro­cess­ing a large vol­ume of data from thou­sands of cam­eras ac­cu­rately.

Es­tab­lished in 1984, Xil­inx is a lead­ing com­pany in the pro­gram­mable chip sec­tor. The two com­pa­nies have been co­op­er­at­ing for years. In 2018, the mo­bile car­rier be­gan us­ing Xil­inx’s field-pro­gram­mable gate ar­rays to up­grade the speech recog­ni­tion fea­ture of its AI speaker NUGU.

The U.S. chip maker said SK Tele­com is also ex­pected to re­duce costs by us­ing its ac­cel­er­a­tor cards. “The Alveo ac­cel­er­a­tors are adapt­able to chang­ing al­go­rithms and ac­cel­er­a­tion re­quire­ments, en­abling do­main spe­cific ar­chi­tec­ture that op­ti­mizes per­for­mance for a range of work pro­cesses with­out chang­ing hard­ware, and while re­duc­ing the over­all cost of own­er­ship,” the com­pany said.

“This rep­re­sents an im­por­tant win in the com­mer­cial AI ser­vices space and builds upon our col­lab­o­ra­tion with SK Tele­com to sig­nif­i­cantly im­prove theft de­tec­tion and pre­ven­tion, where our lead­er­ship in real-time com­put­ing and anal­y­sis helps to pro­mote AI-based ser­vices to the Korean mar­ket,” Donna Yasay, vice pres­i­dent of Xil­inx said.

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