Artificial Intelligence APAC — Issue #18

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Industry News

AI Index 2018 Annual Report

The AI Index is an effort to track, collate, distill and visualize data relating to artificial intelligence. It aspires to be a comprehensive resource of data and analysis for policymakers, researchers, executives, journalists and the general public to develop intuitions about the complex field of AI.

An Overview of National AI Strategies — 
 An Overview of National AI Strategies

Microsoft: Here’s why we need AI facial-recognition laws right now — 
 Microsoft wants new laws to put some constraints on the use and development of facial recognition.

Move over AlphaGo: AlphaZero taught itself to play three different games — 
 DeepMind’s new AI is worthy successor to the first program to beat a human at Go.

Financial Services

Robots Are Already Stealing Some of Your Bonus — Bloomberg — 
 Technology spending is eating into the industry’s compensation pool.

Ping An launches Hong Kong’s first AI and multi-asset ETFs — Asia Asset Management 
 Market Access: The ETFs allow investors to ride on the global AI trend and maximise risk-adjusted returns, Ping An says

Andrew Ng’s New Book — AI Transformation Playbook How to lead your company into the AI era —

For AI Engineers

Deep Learning Cheat Sheets —

Check out this collection of high-quality deep learning cheat sheets, filled with valuable, concise information on a variety of neural network-related topics.

AI Generated Artwork Auctions Off for $432,500 — 
 A machine learning generated print sold for $432,500 at Christie’s auction house in New York on Thursday, October 25, 2018 — over 40 times higher than expected to sell. The print is called “Edmond de…

Announcing Kaggle integration with Google Data Studio — 
 Kaggle is now officially integrated with Data Studio, Google’s serverless business intelligence and data visualization platform. You’ll be able to connect to and visualize Kaggle datasets directly from Data Studio using the Kaggle Community Connector.

Juno brings Jupyter to iPad and iPhone — 
 Yes, you can use Jupyter Notebooks — the most beloved tool/IDE of data scientists — with Safari web browser on your iPad or iPhone, but it’s not comfortable. Juno app is a front-end to Jupyter Notebooks that makes comfortable mobile Python programming a reality! Before I will tell about various features of Juno app, let’s…

Around Asia-Pacific Region

Chinese AI companies raised $31.7 billion in the first half of 2018 — 
 What happened: Chinese artificial intelligence companies raised a combined $31.7 billion in the first six months of this year, representing almost three-quarters of the worldwide total of $43.5 billion, Zhang Xueli, deputy director of China Ac

China willing to share opportunities in Digital Economy — 
 SHANGHAI, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday stressed that China is willing to share the development opportunities in the digital economy with other countries and called for joint efforts in promoting artificial intelligence (AI) for the benefit of humankind.

China’s Tsinghua University to invest $584m in Japanese AI, robotics ventures — 
 The Chinese university’s investment arm, Tus-Holdings, set up an office with UTokyo Innovation Platform late last month, with an aim to to advance both markets by promoting joint research and staff exchange.

Why Facebook bet US$1 billion on Singapore data centre — 
 Tech firms are re-examining their operations as they face headwinds in Asian countries increasingly concerned with protecting their own data

Japanese researchers use machine learning to detect dementia —

Government of Canada invests in artificial intelligence and creates close to 1,000 middle-class jobs — 
 MONTRÉAL, Dec. 5, 2018- Government of Canada invests in artificial intelligence and creates close to 1,000 middle-class jobs.

Canada and France will explore AI ethics with an international panel — 
 The AI revolution is coming, and both Canada and France want to make sure we’re approaching it responsibly. Today, the countries announced plans for the Interna…


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