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Vingroup opens new AI research institute – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The logo of VinAI Research, the new institute opened by giant conglomerate Vingroup. Photo Vingroup HÀ NỘI — On Wednesday, giant IT-real-estate-manufacturing-retail conglomerate Vingroup opened VinAI Research, a research institute focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) with the goal of elevating Việt Nam’s role in the AI world. The institute will study basic AI science applications in image and video processing, linguistic and voice recognition and user interaction, according to Vingroup. It will give priority to the hottest topics and issues in Việt Nam and the world. The institute also…

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China growth to slow to 2 per cent over next decade as structural issues take hold, research firm says

China’s economic growth will slow to 2 per cent in the coming decade, well below the level forecast by major global institutions, according to research from Capital Economics, as the country becomes “another normal emerging economy.”“Growth has halved over this past 10 years, and our projection is if they continue with this policy set-up [and structural issues], growth will halve again over the next 10 years,” Mark Williams, chief Asia economist for the research firm, said at a conference in… Source link

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Vingroup opens VinTech research centre in South Korea – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Vingroup officially launched VinTech Korea Research in the City of Daegu, South Korea to research the application of IoT technologies, artificial intelligence, robotics, smart manufacturing plants as well as developing products and solutions for vehicles and transportation on Monday. VinTech Korea Research (VRK) is the first of its kind to be opened in a foreign country. It will enable technology transfer, quality accreditation and attraction of high-quality human resources, meeting the diversified business activities of Vingroup in the future. Located in…

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China’s tech economy faces huge risks if basic science research ignored, warns Tencent founder Pony Ma

Chinese technology tycoon Pony Ma Huateng, the founder and chief executive of internet giant Tencent Holdings, emphasised the importance of basic science to establish a solid foundation in technology, warning of the huge risks faced by the country’s tech development if it is ignored.“Our achievements are like tall buildings built on the beaches. If the foundations [of basic science research] are not solid, the future risks are very high,” Ma said in an interview with China’s state-run CCTV… Source link

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Trump signs order prioritizing artificial intelligence research amid looming China ambitions

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday directing the U.S. government to prioritize artificial intelligence in its research and development spending, the White House said. The order, which comes amid concerns about China’s ambitions to dominate the sector and the likelihood of disruption for workers as the technology automates millions of jobs, doesn’t outline specific funding goals, but says it aims to ensure that AI develops in a manner that reflects U.S. values and to push training for the future workforce. Is China really snapping at the heels of…

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US-China trade war to slash almost one million jobs from the US economy, new research predicts

Almost one million American jobs are at risk due to the effects of the current trade war with China and further disputes between the United States and other countries, according to a new study. Research from Washington-based consultancy Trade Partnership Worldwide, paid for by the pro-free trade lobby group Tariffs Hurt the Heartlands, ominously predicts that more than two million American jobs could be on the line should US President Donald Trump push ahead with his threat of a 25 per cent tariff on all Chinese exports. Currently, US$250 billion…

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Chinese, Hong Kong companies falling behind in appointing women to board seats, new research shows

Asian companies continue to lag behind in appointing women as directors, having the most all-male boards worldwide, according to new research by the investment research and index provider MSCI. Of the nearly 2,700 companies in the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI), women held 17.9 per cent of directorships as of October last year, up from 17.3 per cent in 2017, according to the “Women on Boards Progress Report 2018” by MSCI ESG Research. More than a fifth of companies in the index had all-male boards, most of which were…

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Chinese tech under the microscope: US agencies step up reviews of research activity on American campuses

Huawei Technologies, China’s largest smartphone maker, broke into the American consciousness this month when its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was detained in Vancouver, British Columbia, on a warrant from the US, which seeks to extradite her on charges she committed fraud and violated sanctions against doing business with Iran. But while her bail hearing made headlines over several days, US agencies had been stepping up reviews of Huawei’s activities on several fronts well before then, especially in efforts to track and monitor China’s participation in advanced research conducted at…

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Vietnam 

Organic firms need to do research – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HCM CITY  –— Companies interested in organic agriculture should engage in market research and brand building, and not just simply chase trends without having first identified buyers, experts have said. Nguyễn Thanh Thuỷ, director of Xanh Việt Nam Agriculture Co. Ltd., said that farmers in Bắc Giang Province, for example, refused to buy her company’s organic fertiliser unless the firm could find traders who would buy their fruit. She said the company could not find traders who were willing to buy at her requested…

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HSBC China securities joint venture to quadruple China research coverage

HSBC plans to quadruple the number of mainland Chinese companies covered by research from its China joint venture over the next two years as it seeks to take advantage of its head start as the first international bank to have majority control of its mainland securities firm. Shenzhen-based HSBC Qianhai Securities, run in conjunction with a local government investment vehicle holding 49 per cent, began operating a year ago offering equity and debt underwriting, research and broking as well as merger and acquisition advice and investment advisory work. In addition…

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