Kingsoft Corp and Bottos: An "Ai Blockchain" Engine to drive Technological Innovation

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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.


Here's The One Thing That Makes Artificial Intelligence So Creepy For Most People

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In this Oct. 31, 2018, photo, a screen displays a computer-generated image of a Watrix employee walking during a demonstration of their firm's gait recognition software at their company's offices in Beijing. A Chinese technology startup hopes to begin selling software that recognizes people by their body shape and how they walk, enabling identification when faces are hidden from cameras. Already used by police on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, "gait recognition" is part of a major push to develop artificial-intelligence and data-driven surveillance across China, raising concern about how far the technology will go. As many businesses prepare for the coming year, one of the key priorities is determining best use case and strategic implementation of artificial intelligence as it applies to the core competencies of the company. This is a fairly challenging area on a variety of levels.


Robert Bosch Venture Capital invests in AutoAI - Telematics Wire

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Robert Bosch Venture Capital has announced investment in AutoAI. The company is the developer and operator of intelligent connected vehicle service (CVS) for the new generation of autonomous vehicles. It is established as a separately run subsidiary of Navinfo and is involved in technological development, product development and service operations of intelligent navigation, CVS content, intelligent OS and solutions, CVS big data and operations. Based on the core mission of "Making Auto Intelligence Easier", the company has set up bases for front-end R&D and operations with a total of nearly 1,000 employees in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Dalian and Shenyang. AUTOAI works jointly with automobile manufacturers, industry customers and ecosystem partners in the development of the next generation of autonomous driving, bring further cutting-edge technologies, leading products, ultimate experience and compassionate service to more partners, and aim to become an innovator and leader in the intelligent CVS industry.


Video: Shortage of doctors in China prompts rush for AI healthcare Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

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Qu Jianguo, 64, had a futuristic medical visit in Shanghai as he put his wrist through an automated pulse-taking machine and received the result within two minutes on a mobile phone – without a doctor present. The small device, which has a half-open clasp that records the heartbeat, is one of the technologies developed by hi-tech firms aiming to help China offset its shortage of physicians by combining big data and artificial intelligence (AI). The machine made by Ping An Good Doctor was shown off at the 2018 World AI Expo in Shanghai at a time when Chinese policymakers are making a major push to turn the country into a global tech leader. "I came here to see how Chinese-style medical treatment could be done without a doctor. That would be really convenient," said Qu, a retired IT worker attending the expo.


Facing backlash, Google says plan for a censored search engine in China in 'early stages'

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Google executives on Thursday addressed the company's plans to reintroduce a search service in China, following an employee backlash over concerns about complying with Beijing's censorship laws, according to reports of an all-hands company meeting. Chief executive Sundar Pichai told staff that Google is in the "early stages" of considering a return to China, Bloomberg reported, but that the company is not close to finalizing a search product. Pichai pledged transparency as the development process advances and cast the potential for business in China as a boost to Google's mission. "I genuinely do believe we have a positive impact when we engage around the world, and I don't see any reason why that would be different in China," Pichai said, according to Bloomberg. Google did not respond to a request for comment from The Washington Post.