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Lagging in semiconductors, China sees a chance to overtake the US with AI chips as 5G ushers in new era

Today’s iPhone has 100,000 times the processing power of the Apollo computer that landed humankind on the moon fifty years ago while costing a tiny fraction of the Nasa machine. This is down to Moore’s Law, the observation by one of the founders of Intel, a chip maker, that computing power doubles every two years.That this correlation has held for five decades helps to explain China’s position on the proverbial hamster wheel – never quite catching up in semiconductor technology. As a relative… Source link

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Digitalised healthcare and AI help keep cost down – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Siemens Healthineers regional and country representative answer questions at a conference on the digitalization of healthcare and the application of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in Việt Nam in Hà Nội.  HÀ NỘI — State of the art AI technology in healthcare is not necessarily expensive or beyond the financial capacity of developing countries, including Việt Nam. That was the verdict of Fabrice Leguet, Managing Director and President of Siemens Healthineers Southeast Asia who was speaking at a conference to promote the digitalisation of healthcare and the application of AI (Artificial Intelligence)…

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At just 26, this tech hustler already made her mark in the AI scene, Digital, Singapore News

With her oversized hoodie, jeans and make up free face, she could easily pass off as a college student. Her energy is infectious, at times frenetic. She speaks animatedly in between giggles, dancing through a carousel of stories – from the music she loves to run a marathon in North Korea, and competing in hackathons. Then there was the time she performed with a circus, spinning plates and juggling (yes, you read that right). Mention tech and her face lights up. She dives into the topic of artificial intelligence (AI)…

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Baidu invests US$200 million in Chinese AI firm Neusoft to develop smart city solutions

Chinese search engine giant Baidu is investing 1.44 billion yuan (US$202 million) in industrial artificial intelligence (AI) firm Neusoft Holdings to develop smart city, health care and education infrastructure.“Neusoft is an industry leader in … smart cities … and AI cloud for hospitals and the education sector,” said Baidu in a statement on Tuesday. “The collaboration between Baidu and Neusoft … is cooperation between an internet firm and a solutions provider to explore leading AI technology… Source link

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Vietnam 

Big Data vital for AI development: MOST – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Bùi Thế Duy Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of key technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and impacts all aspects of society. Bùi Thế Duy, deputy minister of Science and Technology, spoke to various media outlets about the role of AI in Việt Nam. Could you tell us about the role of AI in Việt Nam? In Việt Nam, AI has been studied and developed at universities and institutes to resolve the country’s specific problems such as writing, Vietnamese language, and understanding and analysing Vietnamese texts. In the current…

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How China’s hi-tech AI food-delivery apps are no match for Chongqing’s “graceful disorder”

Chongqing, an industrial city and leading river port on the upper Yangtze River basin in southwestern China, is known for its mouth-numbing food, suffocating summers, and for soaring starchitect-designed skyscrapers planted alongside high-rises in what a popular travel guide describes as “graceful disorder”.It is also one of the few places in China that food-delivery men do not refer to their smartphone apps for navigation aid, relying instead on their own topographical knowledge to complete… Source link

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Microsoft says its AI mahjong bot has surpassed top human players

Artificial intelligence has thrashed humans at chess. Now the bots are gunning for mahjong.An AI-powered program developed by Microsoft Corp. has surpassed the average level of the top players in a recent competition in Japan, Harry Shum, executive vice-president of the company’s artificial intelligence and research group, said in Shanghai on Thursday.“To those friends who usually lose money in mahjong, this is good news to you,” Shum said to laughter at the World AI Conference. “The bot player… Source link

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China adds Huawei, Hikvision to expanded ‘national team’ spearheading country’s AI efforts

China has named Huawei Technologies and Hikvision Digital Technology as new national champions in artificial intelligence (AI), among the latest batch of companies tasked to spearhead efforts in that field.Shenzhen-based Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment supplier, will take the lead in the research on AI infrastructure and software. Surveillance systems giant Hikvision will cover initiatives related to video perception.The other new national AI champions introduced on… Source link

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Still looking for the ‘one’? Technology now offers you an AI dating coach or even DNA matchmaking

Like many beautiful, single girls her age, 24-year-old Sunny Xu has received lots of advice from friends and family about dating.A native of Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, she has met a few boys online. Although their profiles appeared impressive – good-looking, similar age and stable salary – they did not quite measure up in the flesh.“Some of them don’t know how to find a proper topic to start the conversation,” said Xu. “One time, someone asked why my online replies were slow – which was rude… Source link

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China facial recognition unicorn Megvii pledges to guard against weaponisation of AI on road to IPO

Megvii Technology, the first among China’s rising crop of artificial intelligence start-ups looking to go public in Hong Kong, says it wants to guard against the weaponisation of AI at a time when the next-generation technology is sparking ethical debates across the world.The Beijing-based company has laid down a code of conduct along with governance proceedings in a stand-alone section under an IPO prospectus that was uploaded to the Hong Kong stock exchange on Sunday evening.“Given the… Source link

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