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What are the Drivers of Artificial Intelligence Industry, China vs. U.S.?

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Capital investment: Based on existing data, U.S. – based AI companies have raised a total of 97.8 billion RMB (50.1% of global AI investment) compared to China-based companies that have raised 63.5 billion RMB (33.2% of global AI investment) Human capital: China has 39,200 AI specialists compared to the U.S.' 78,700. Training and retaining talent has become a critical impediment to the development of China's AI industry. Number of investment firms: The U.S. has three times the number of AI investment firms as China does. Capital investment: Based on existing data, U.S. – based AI companies have raised a total of 97.8 billion RMB (50.1% of global AI investment) compared to China-based companies that have raised 63.5 billion RMB (33.2% of global AI investment) Human capital: China has 39,200 AI specialists compared to the U.S.' 78,700.


India Wakes Up To Economic Transformation Through Artificial Intelligence

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Indian government has constituted a task force on artificial intelligence (AI) to digitize big industries of the country. Task force comprises of experts, academics, researchers including state owned defense research institution DRDO and industry leaders. Driven by the power of big data, high computing capacity, artificial intelligence and analytics, Industry 4.0 aims to digitize the manufacturing sector," Nirmala Sitharaman, India's Minister of Commerce & Industry said. However, the Indian government seems to have taken cue from China which has invested in AI in a big way in the last few years.


China's security boss planning to use AI to stop crime before it even happens

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China's top security officer has revealed plans to use artificial intelligence to predict crime, terrorism and social unrest before it happens. "Artificial intelligence can complete tasks with a precision and speed unmatchable by humans, and will drastically improve the predictability, accuracy and efficiency of social management," Mr Meng told colleagues at a meeting in Beijing on Friday. He said security forces should look for patterns in data about terror attacks and build an analysis model to help authorities predict where the attack may strike, Chinese news website thepaper.cn Mr Meng also called for all elements of the Chinese state and the party to share data with each other and for renewed efforts to integrate surveillance footage systems across the country. In Shanghai, traffic police reportedly use facial recognition technology to identify cyclists and pedestrians who violate road regulations.


Is the US Falling Behind China in AI Research?

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Jack Ma: We need to stop training our kids for manufacturing jobs

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Jack Ma: 'It's not made in China, it's made on the internet' Jack Ma knows artificial intelligence will change the world. Earlier this month, Musk tweeted that he believes AI will cause World War III as nations compete over the technology. The first technology revolution caused World War I. Second technology revolution caused World War II.


China's Baidu to Invest $1.5 Billion in Autonomous Driving

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Chinese search engine Baidu (bidu) announced a 10 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) autonomous driving fund on Thursday as part of a wider plan to speed up its technical development and compete with U.S. rivals. The "Apollo Fund" will invest in 100 autonomous driving projects over the next three years, Baidu said in a statement. After years of internal development, Baidu in April decided to open its autonomous driving technology to third parties, a move it hopes will accelerate development and help it compete with U.S. firms Tesla (tsla) and Google (googl) project Waymo. Baidu's Apollo project - named after the NASA moon landing - aims to create technology for completely autonomous cars, which it says will be ready for city roads in China by 2020.


The Morning After: Wednesday, September 20th 2017

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We've got our full verdict on Apple's iPhone 8. The biggest news is confirmation of the Google Home Mini, an Echo Dot-like puck that will sell for $49 with a focus on Google Assistant instead of high-quality audio. With a new A11 Bionic CPU inside, upgraded cameras and wireless charging, an iPhone 8 could be the right one for you. Here's everything from PlayStation Japan's 2017 press event The Tokyo Game Show has been a smaller affair in the last few years, and Sony has typically spun off its own pre-show press event.


Indian, Chinese IT companies discuss avenues in artificial intelligence

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On the first India-China Dalian IoT (Internet of Things) Conference, the government officials and company representatives from both sides agreed that a lot can be done if India's excellence in software technology and China's expertise in hardware are brought together. The event is being attended by 30 delegates representing the Indian government and companies, while 50 delegates from the Chinese industry are participating in the event. "Chinese hardware needs to be given soul that can come from India's software technology," said Sudhanshu Pandey, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce (India). Talking about the event, Dalian Municipal Government Mayor Xiao Shengfeng said: "India leads the world in software with a great foundation of IT and BPO services."


The Insight Economy Trajectory Magazine

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In 2015, Chinese technology giant Baidu identified 24 potential ghost cities by tracking the GPS location of cellphones; cities that ingested a large number of cellphone users during the week and expelled them on weekends, it determined, were likely ghost cities. The workflow is simple and takes place entirely in the cloud: Users tell AaaS providers which geospatial questions their business needs to answer, at which point providers create new algorithms or leverage existing ones to automatically process imagery acquired from their own or partners' satellites. Using decades of historic data from NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), TellusLabs developed machine learning algorithms that process terabytes of data every day in order to predict agricultural yields. Then there are the farmers themselves: Two of TellusLabs' competitors, Astro Digital and Vinsight, provide field-specific insights to growers, who can synthesize data about crop production, health, and conditions to make better business decisions.


Tencent, Guangzhou Auto agree to collaborate on internet-connected cars

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Tencent Holdings and Guangzhou Automobile Group Company Ltd have agreed to collaborate on internet-connected cars - a strategic pact that sent shares in Guangzhou Auto surging. Earlier this year, Tencent bought 5 percent of U.S. electric car maker Tesla Inc for $1.78 billion. Tencent and Guangzhou Auto will work together to develop internet-connected cars and artificial intelligence-aided driving, as well as explore investment in areas such as auto-related e-commerce, so-called new energy cars and auto insurance, the automaker said in a filing late on Monday. Hong Kong-listed shares of Guangzhou Auto were trading 5 percent higher on Tuesday morning.