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    1. Hong Kong’s SenseTime teams up with Qualcomm to extend AI into more devices

      Hong Kong’s SenseTime teams up with Qualcomm to extend AI into more devices

      Hong Kong’s SenseTime teams up with Qualcomm to extend AI into more devices PUBLISHED : Friday, 20 October, 2017, 7:29am UPDATED : Friday, 20 October, 2017, 12:19pm Huawei Mate 10 first impressions: good looks, and a chip that runs AI 17 Oct 2017 SenseTime Group, a high-flying start-up based in the Hong Kong Science Park, has formed a strategic collaboration with mobile chip giant Qualcomm Technologies that will expand its expertise in artificial intelligence technologies into a broad range of devices. “Together we’ll push the envelope and extend AI to places that are currently beyond reach,” Xu Li ...

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    2. Google hopes hip-hop star MC Jin can help kick-start its comeback in China

      Google hopes hip-hop star MC Jin can help kick-start its comeback in China

      Google Google Translate app makes its comeback to China with help from hip-hop star After an absence of seven years, the American tech giant has reintroduced its Translate mobile app to Chinese users as it searches for a way back PUBLISHED : Monday, 16 October, 2017, 5:45pm UPDATED : Monday, 16 October, 2017, 6:30pm Some Home Minis recorded everything and sent sounds to Google 11 Oct 2017 Google has launched a campaign promoting its Translate mobile app to a new generation of Chinese users as it apparently looks for a way back in after a seven-year absence from the country ...

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    3. Answering Business Challenges through Technological Innovations

      Answering Business Challenges through Technological Innovations

      [Sponsored Article] As information becomes increasingly strategic for organizations, ensuring the long-term success of an enterprise requires not just pure business knowledge or technology skills, but a combination of both. Future game changers will be those who reimagine ways to transform their business while offering differentiated customer experiences by making creative use of emerging technologies.

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    4. Alibaba to spend more than US$15bn on technology research with launch of collaborative academy

      Alibaba to spend more than US$15bn on technology research with launch of collaborative academy

      Alibaba Alibaba to spend more than US$15bn on technology research with launch of collaborative academy E-commerce giant will open seven labs globally as part of project that executive chairman Jack Ma says will also contribute to ‘society and the era’ PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 11 October, 2017, 12:38pm UPDATED : Wednesday, 11 October, 2017, 1:58pm Chinese start-up accuses Tmall of copying skin treatment app 2 Oct 2017 Alibaba Group has pledged to spend more than US$15 billion on research and development over the next three years – a big step-up by the e-commerce juggernaut whose market cap now stands side ...

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    5. UK newspaper’s pro-Brexit argument is lost in translation, thanks to editorial in Germanic gibberish

      UK newspaper’s pro-Brexit argument is lost in translation, thanks to editorial in Germanic gibberish

      UK newspaper’s pro-Brexit argument is lost in translation, thanks to editorial in Germanic gibberish ‘Schweinkopf-unnachgiebigkeit’? No, it doesn’t make sense in any language PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 September, 2017, 1:07pm UPDATED : Friday, 15 September, 2017, 1:07pm For Asian investors, it’s business as usual in post-Brexit London 10 Sep 2017 As negotiations to leave the European Union drag on, much of Britain’s tabloid press has frequently struck an indignant tone, blaming European allies for the slow progress. However, one attempt to reach out to these Europeans to justify the pro-Brexit position has fallen flat on its ...

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    6. How China’s AI experts can beat Google and Microsoft at their own game by 2030

      How China’s AI experts can beat Google and Microsoft at their own game by 2030

      In the past few years, China has dived head first into artificial intelligence (AI) research, with the goal of becoming the de facto world leader in this game-changing technology. According to The Economist , from 2012 to 2016, Chinese AI companies received US$2.6 billion in funding while US peers received US$17.9 billion, but this is quickly changing. China, earlier seen as a technology development laggard, is now grasping AI as an opportunity to leapfrog foreign peers.

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    7. Internet majors launch ‘AI Challenger’ platform to advance research with huge China data pool

      Internet majors launch ‘AI Challenger’ platform to advance research with huge China data pool

      Artificial Intelligence Internet majors launch ‘AI Challenger’ platform to advance research with huge China data pool The platform wants to empower AI researchers and developers to advance their research without constraints of data resources, say its backers 5:52pm 5:52pm Reboot education to save human jobs from robot takeovers 4 Aug 2017 Three Chinese internet majors have set up what is claimed to be the one of the largest open databases for artificial intelligence (AI) in the world, aimed at helping global talent advance AI research by harnessing the huge data pool generated by China’s 750 million internet ...

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      Mentions: Beijing China
    8. Eight strategies to prepare for AI in your business

      Eight strategies to prepare for AI in your business

      Artificial Intelligence Eight strategies to prepare for AI in your business ‘We believe that AI is poised to transform business in ways we have not seen since the impact of computer technology in the late 20th century’ PUBLISHED : Saturday, 15 July, 2017, 11:00am UPDATED : Saturday, 15 July, 2017, 11:00am Will chatbots replace Hong Kong’s customer service jobs? 12 Jul 2017 Hong Kong is positioning itself as a regional centre for innovation.

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      Mentions: Hong Kong Accenture
    9. Chatbots set to take over most customer service work, say Hong Kong start-ups

      Chatbots set to take over most customer service work, say Hong Kong start-ups

      Chatbots set to take over most customer service work, say Hong Kong start-ups PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 11 July, 2017, 8:31am UPDATED : Tuesday, 11 July, 2017, 8:31am Print Email While mainland China is developing into a powerhouse in natural language processing (NLP) technology, Hong Kong is also looking to crash the party with several start-ups working on chatbots for specific applications, including ones that can communicate in Cantonese.

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    10. FinTech Wave Revolutionizes Financial World

      FinTech Wave Revolutionizes Financial World

      FinTech Wave Revolutionizes Financial World PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 June, 2017, 4:12pm UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 June, 2017, 4:12pm Seizing Opportunities Opened Up by the Belt and Road Initiative 27 Jun 2017 [Sponsored article] You have heard the word “FinTech” on various occasions: TV, social media, or even friends’ parties. Is it just a buzzword floating around nowadays? The answer is likely no.

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    11. Alexis Tam Chon Weng, Macau’s secretary for social affairs and culture, discusses the SAR’s advances in higher education

      Alexis Tam Chon Weng, Macau’s secretary for social affairs and culture, discusses the SAR’s advances in higher education

      [Sponsored article] Every aspect of a Macau citizen’s life, from birth to education, from medical services to elderly care, is within the management of the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture. Alexis Tam Chon Weng, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR), talks about the development of higher education in Macau.

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    12. AI making its way into both business and daily life in Thailand

      AI making its way into both business and daily life in Thailand

      By Suchit Leesa-nguansuk Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Thailand is moving forward at full steam, thanks to the development of smart algorithms that can replicate, assist and enhance human tasks in predictable and automatic ways. Jarit Sidhu, research manager at IDC Asia Pacific, a leading global research firm, says: “Thailand is moving forward at the right pace to integrate emerging technologies like AI into business and daily life.” There are two types of AI: applied and general.

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    13. China’s Mobvoi steps up artificial intelligence efforts

      China’s Mobvoi steps up artificial intelligence efforts

      China’s Mobvoi steps up artificial intelligence efforts Google-backed startup launches chatbot that can connect with voice-activated smart home devices 8:26pm 8:26pm Print Email Mobvoi, the Chinese artificial intelligence startup backed by Google and Volkswagen, launched a chatbot on Tuesday that can connect with voice-activated smart home devices, as the company ramps up its efforts to turn from a niche player to being the future Amazon Alexa or Google Home in China.

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      Mentions: Beijing Amazon China
    14. Artificial intelligence is learning how to be sexist and racist from us, study reveals

      Artificial intelligence is learning how to be sexist and racist from us, study reveals

      An artificial intelligence tool that has revolutionised the ability of computers to interpret everyday language has been shown to exhibit striking gender and racial biases. The findings raise the spectre of existing social inequalities and prejudices being reinforced in new and unpredictable ways as an increasing number of decisions affecting our everyday lives are ceded to automatons.

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    15. VW expands China presence by inking artificial intelligence joint venture with Beijing’s Mobvoi

      VW expands China presence by inking artificial intelligence joint venture with Beijing’s Mobvoi

      Volkswagen has invested US$180 million in a Chinese artificial intelligence start-up, as the German company bets big on so-called “smart mobility solutions” for its next generation of cars. The latest investment pushes total funding secured by Beijing-based Mobvoi to US$250 million with other investors including Google, Sequoia and Zhenfund.

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    16. AI bot and humans in Texas Hold‘Em showdown in Hainan

      AI bot and humans in Texas Hold‘Em showdown in Hainan

      Artificial intelligence is poised to take on humans in the game of Texas Hold’Em poker, after having aced people in the games of chess and go , as technology companies race to set the next milestone in the epic contest between machines and humanity. A computer programme called Libratus, developed by the Carnegie Mellon University, will challenge a six-strong team of China’s top poker players in 36,000 hands of the game over five days in Hainan.

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    17. China’s artificial intelligence sector in danger of becoming a ‘bubble’, experts warn

      China’s artificial intelligence sector in danger of becoming a ‘bubble’, experts warn

      China’s artificial intelligence sector in danger of becoming a ‘bubble’, experts warn 4:30pm 4:30pm Beijing should let foreign firms list, says Kazakhstan metals firm 24 Mar 2017 Artificial intelligence (AI) is on the verge of becoming a ‘bubble’ in China as a large influx of money and talent heat the market, analysts and experts warn. “For the job market in China’s AI sector, I see a bubble already exists now.

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    18. Technology and travel hoisting Thailand’s sharing economy

      Technology and travel hoisting Thailand’s sharing economy

      The pace of innovation across every industry and every company, both in Thailand and globally, is astounding — from natural language processing and data sciences to artificial intelligence and virtual reality. How exactly these megatrends are going to affect the tourism industry, especially hoteliers, remains to be seen, but we do know that tomorrow will look very different from today. The world is a lot flatter as a result of consumers’ undying thirst for adventure.

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    19. AI programmes take on human translators in South Korea

      AI programmes take on human translators in South Korea

      By Yoon Sung-won Artificial intelligence (AI)-based programmes and human professionals will engage in a translation battle in Seoul, according to Sejong Cyber University and the International Interpretation & Translation Association (IITA), Tuesday. In the competition, a professional translator will face a showdown with Google Translate and Naver Papago, the two most popular commercialised AI-based translation services that support English and Korean.

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    20. Two forces of change that threaten Hong Kong jobs

      Two forces of change that threaten Hong Kong jobs

      Future tech Two forces of change that threaten Hong Kong jobs Janet Pau identifies global trends that should worry those steering the Hong Kong economy: a reversal of globalisation, in favour of protectionism, and technological advancements that are making traditional jobs obsolete 5:14pm 8:53pm China sets up 100 billion yuan state fund to invest in the internet 22 Jan 2017 Two forces of change will define 2017, to which Hong Kong is not immune.

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      Mentions: Hong Kong India China
    21. An artifical intelligence named Jarvis is now helping run Mark Zuckerberg’s household

      An artifical intelligence named Jarvis is now helping run Mark Zuckerberg’s household

      Mark Zuckerberg’s artificial intelligence-imbued software “butler” - named Jarvis - is now in service, and even plays with his family, the Facebook chief said Monday. Zuckerberg took on the personal project this year, devoting about 100 hours to making a system inspired by the Iron Man film character Jarvis as a virtual assistant to help manage his household. “In some ways, this challenge was easier than I expected,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his page at the leading social network.

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      Mentions: Mark Zuckerberg
    22. Google, Naver in all-out war for accurate translation service in South Korea

      Google, Naver in all-out war for accurate translation service in South Korea

      By Lee Min-hyung With artificial intelligence (AI) taking the technology world by storm, global IT firms are identifying intelligent translation services as their next key growth area. The paradigm shift in translation comes as conventional statistical machine translation (SMT) has so far failed to generate satisfactory outcomes, due to its heavy reliance on computerised statistics which have not been able to translate languages in a more human-like, natural way.

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    23. Singapore start-up creates virtual assistant to schedule meetings

      Singapore start-up creates virtual assistant to schedule meetings

      Singapore start-up creates virtual assistant to schedule meetings PUBLISHED : Monday, 12 December, 2016, 12:17pm UPDATED : Monday, 12 December, 2016, 12:17pm Print Email Singapore start-up Mimetic.ai has created an artificially intelligent personal assistant which automatically helps users schedule meetings. The virtual assistant, named Evie, is essentially a bot with its own email address.

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