Huawei is going to unleash the next full-screen smartphone in a few days, on November 28 at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium. The new model is the Huawei Honor V10, which has been designed for younger customers like its predecessor. Therefore, it is going to be priced affordably. Seems nothing surprising, but the manufacturer has started a huge promo campaign sending invitations and posting giant ads in various big cities of China such as Hangzhou, Zhengzhou, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, Beijing, and Xi'an. Both of them show the phone will have a few selling points such as an AI, full-screen, and dual-camera.
Chinese tech companies City Cloud and SoundAI have successfully raised $30 million and $15 million in separate funding rounds respectively. Cisco Investments and Country Garden Holdings co-led a $30 million (RMB200 million) Series B round in City Cloud International, a Hangzhou-based company focused on cloud computing and Big Data technologies, China Money Network reported. City Cloud disclosed the latest investment during the company's fifth anniversary, along with RMB500 million worth of credit from several banks. The company develops and sells Smart Connected Communities platforms and cloud computing services. It has subsidiaries in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Hong Kong.
Kingsoft Corp. cloud's computing brand is the world's leading cloud computing service provider and China's Top 3 cloud computing company. Founded in 2012, it has established data centers and operations in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and North America. At present, Kingsoft has reached a valuation of 2.373 billion US dollars, becoming the independent cloud service provider in China with the highest market capitalization. Kingsoft cloud products include cloud service solutions for side industries such as games, video, government, healthcare, and finance. Kingsoft has been conducting research and practical applications of artificial intelligence, launching the four layered IaaS, Paas, SaaS industry solutions, which are applicable to various combined AI solutions and services in various industries. In 2018, Kingsoft launched the blockchain ecosystem plan, "Project-X", making full use of the advantages of the cloud to promote the development and application of blockchain technology. Bottos is an infrastructure that focuses on artificial intelligence. It possesses both an underlying public chain designed specifically for data property and a data flow platform for the entire artificial intelligence and its derivatives. A consensus-based, scalable, easy-to-develop, and collaborative one-stop application platform for data, models, computing power and storage of multi layered shared services through data mining and smart contracts.
China faces an acute shortage of doctors. Even in China's first-tier cities - Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Shenzhen and Tianjin - many Chinese must wait in long lines at hospitals and clinics to receive examinations, diagnosis and treatment. The World Health Organization issued a report in 2016 disclosing that in China, there's a ratio: 1.5 doctors for every 1,000 people, while in the United States, it's 2.4 per 1,000 and in the United Kingdom, 2.8 per 1,000. Apparently, new solutions are required to help Chinese doctors reduce workloads. Hence, Chinese developers of Artificial Intelligence (AI) may have found the answer.
In China, face recognition is transforming many aspects of daily life. Employees at e-commerce giant Alibaba in Shenzhen can show their faces to enter their office building instead of swiping ID cards. A train station in western Beijing matches passengers' tickets to their government-issued IDs by scanning their faces. If their face matches their ID card photo, the system deems their tickets valid and the station gate will open. The subway system in Hangzhou, a city about 125 miles southwest of Shanghai, employs surveillance cameras capable of recognizing faces to spot suspected criminals.