Watch the Huawei Mate 10 Pro drive a car, narrowly miss hitting a dog in the road [VIDEO]

By | 23rd February 2018

Huawei has been touting their in-house Kirin 970 processor — currently found in the Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro — as the next big thing in mobile thanks to a dedicated neural processing unit. While that sounds impressive enough, really the most this AI chip can do, at least in its current state, is recognize objects in the real world using the phone’s camera. Scene and object recognition is really nothing that new, but Huawei promises this is just the first step in a smartphone that can grow smarter over time.

To show off the power of the Kirin 970’s AI chip, Huawei has uploaded a YouTube video where the Mate 10 Pro — and the Kirin 970 processor inside — are able to control a vehicle, leveraging the power of their AI chip to recognize and avoid obstacles. Obstacles like cute, fluffy little animal friends you’d never want to put in harms way by testing your new smartphone. That kind.

Make no mistake — this is a commercial. There’s no possible way they’d put a dog’s life in danger while they tested their phone’s ability to recognize objects in the real world. With that being said, you can check out the video below and who knows, maybe in their next video we can see if the Mate 10 Pro can avoid hitting a real life baby in the road. Now that I’d like to see…