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Patents in China

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Patents are filed in China for international protection of inventions under PCT route after domestic patent filing. The first patent application is filed in home country to secure a patent priority date. Thereafter, within 12 months of the priority date, a PCT international phase application is filed with the WIPO. The PCT international patent application provides a time period of almost 30 to 31 months from the priority date to file the same patent application in multiple countries, including, India, China, Singapore, and the like. China and India amended their patent laws to fulfill the obligation of TRIPS agreement.


These clothes use outlandish designs to trick facial recognition software into thinking you're not a human

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Facial recognition technology is everywhere, and only becoming more pervasive. It's marketed as a security feature by companies like Apple and Google to prevent strangers from unlocking your iPhone or front door. It's also used by government agencies like police departments. More than half of adult Americans' faces are logged in police databases, according to a study by Georgetown researchers. Facial recognition technology is used by governments across the globe to identify and track dissidents, and has been deployed by police against Hong Kong protesters.


AI is about intelligent automation, augmentation and innovation Accenture Insights

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AI was supposed to be nothing more than a tool to automate boring repetitive tasks. However, AI is much more than that. In fact, AI is already covering today's headlines. Whether it's executing geopolitics--with the US blacklisting some of China's AI companies, finding homes--with AI searching for your perfect apartment, playing games--with AI playing your Angry Birds game, or showing your body--with the rise of full body deepfakes, AI has found its way to every element of our daily lives. These recent examples show a wide range of AI's possibilities, but for many people, AI's potential for businesses is still rather uncharted territory.


Data technology is rapidly expanding and creating innovation all over the world

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NTT Communications Forum 2019 was recently held in Tokyo to promote the digital transformation of society and technology to realise One Smart World with Artificial Intelligence (AI) as one of the main themes in the exhibition. The forum also offered a variety of programs, cooperating with NTT engineers and exhibition of advanced digital initiatives. NTT displayed as how people can experience future working styles with modern cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence Technologies. AI Operator can answer a wide range of inquiries by a customer and if the customer decides to speak with a human operator the AI connects him with the human operator and AI becomes an avatar reflecting the human operator's speech and even movement of the body. "To achieve a smart world we need to develop different communication solutions, this way we can maintain a high level of knowledge and face various challenging issues. And this would be an important part of the country's development. For example to develop the agriculture industry we can use AI to get better crops and reduce the time of production process," said Ryuichi Kawamura, NTT Communications.


Batman Can't Stop Farting Near Babies - A.I. Generated News - IGN

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When news is slow, we ask a computer to use futuristic intelligence algorithms to generate news stories for us, thanks to a website we found called TalkToTransformer.com. We type in the beginning of a news story, and let the computers do the rest. Now, let us read you some of these stories with our human mouths so the robots will spare us in the great Future War Against Machines in 2077. Today's stories: Donkey Kong Arrested for Animal Abuse, Crash Bandicoot Seriously Injures a Young Man, A Fisherman in Legend of Zelda Is Bitten by an Octopus and Batman Can't Stop Farting Near Babies. We thank our robot overlords for giving us an opportunity to serve and spread the good news they have invented for our human mouths to speak.


How much should we care about voice search? It depends on target audience - Search Engine Land

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In 2018, voice search was one of the hottest topics in the SEO community. A popular article by Wordstream listed a handful of statistics around voice search, starting with the misconstrued Comscore statistic that by 2020, 50% of searches would be done through voice. It turns out, this statistic was related only to voice search in China. Despite the inaccuracy in the U.S. and overall global market, the quote has reverberated through the SEO industry and pushed digital marketers to frantically prepare themselves by learning everything they could about voice search optimization. As 2020 approaches, marketers are now skeptical voice search will actually cause a cataclysmic shift to our marketing strategies.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Manufacturing Market to Hit $16bn by 2025: Global Market Insights, Inc.

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The artificial intelligence in manufacturing market is poised to hike from USD 1 billion in 2018 to over USD 16 billion by 2025, according to a 2019 Global Market Insights, Inc. report. The AI in manufacturing market is driven by the rapid adoption of industry 4.0 technologies. The growing need among the manufacturers to reduce the cost of operation and enhance operational efficiency is the primary factor driving the adoption of Industry 4.0. The new technology solutions are enhancing operational efficiency and reducing the time to market the products. It allows enterprises to analyze the customer demand, align their operations to meet the customer's requirement, and analyze the process in real-time.


IFFCO Tokio General Insurance wins 2019 Digital Transformer at the 3rd Annual 2019 IDC Digital Transformation Awards (DXa) India

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INDIA, August 16th, 2019 – IDC announced India winners of the third IDC Digital Transformation Awards (DXa) 2019 and named IFFCO Tokio General Insurance, the 2019 Digital Transformer for India last weekend. Now on its third year, IDC's DX Awards honors the achievements of organizations that have successfully digitalized one or multiple areas of their business through the application of digital and disruptive technologies. Other winners include: Cairn Oil & Gas, Escorts Ltd., L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Limited, ReArk Digital Preservations Pvt. Ltd., Tata SIA Airlines Limited and The Federal Bank Ltd, who all distinguished themselves for their discernible and measurable excellence in their digital transformation (DX) efforts across the five DX masteries and significant efforts to transform or disrupt the market. Eva Au, Managing Director of IDC Asia/Pacific says, "There is clearly an increasing adoption of third platform technologies and innovation accelerators as enterprises race to transform for the future. The winning projects for 2019 India IDC Digital Transformation Awards mirror this trend with inclusion of AI, IoT, Robotics and analytics to achieve operational efficiency and customer satisfaction. These organizations are successfully thriving with a digitally-native culture, using insights at scale, and deliver new models of customer engagements, all of which are enabled by an intelligent, empowered and agile workforce to evolve into the Future Enterprise."


Maharashtra Using Satellite Imagery, Artificial Intelligence For Better Crop Yield IndianWeb2.com

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Maharashtra has put into action Artificial Intelligence to alleviate agricultural hazards by making use of analysed data to fill in any clefts. The project so named, is the Maha Agri Tech project and had become operational in January this year. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) being employed in the first phase are the satellite images, based on mining data together from by the Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre (MRSAC) and the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) in Hyderabad. Moving on to its second phase, (in the upcoming rabid season) a yield model would be constructed wherein, data sets from different data providers will be amalgamated to create a territorial database of soil nutrients, rainfall, moisture stress and a few other relevant factors. This as a consequence will promote location specific consultation to farmers.


No more exams for students in future classrooms: KHDA chief

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In the classrooms of the future, students will no longer have to sit down for exams. Instead, they will be busy working together to solve the problems of the world. This is how Dr Abdulla Al Karam, director-general of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), sees the future of learning in Dubai, as he explained during a session at Gitex Technology Week on Wednesday, October 9. "In the future, classrooms will be replaced by open, collaborative spaces that bring students of different ages and abilities together. This will encourage students to work together on solving real-world problems from a very young age, allowing schools to completely move away from tests and exams," said Dr Al Karam. He explained that there will also be more'teachers' powered by artificial intelligence (AI).