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The world’s highest-valued artificial intelligence startup SenseTime has set foot in Japan. The Beijing-based firm announced on Friday that it just opened a self-driving facility in Joso, a historic city 50 kilometers away from Tokyo, where it plans to conduct R&D and road test driverless vehicles.
AI startup SenseTime readies $2 Billion Funding — www.livemint.com
SenseTime, the world’s largest AI startup, raised over $1.2 billion last year including a round announced in May that valued it at more than $4.5 billion
Cheaper AI for everyone is the promise with Intel and Facebook’s new chip — www.technologyreview.com
Companies hoping to use artificial intelligence should benefit from more efficient chip designs.
China’s Xiaomi Places a $1.5 Billion Bet on AI and Smart Devices — finance.yahoo.com
The investment is part of the Beijing-based company’s strategy of wringing more revenue from high-value services and the Internet of Things, billionaire co-founder Lei Jun said in a statement. The company is also focusing on pushing upmarket while expanding into Europe, Lei told Bloomberg Television
Leveraging AI to Cure Cancer — towardsdatascience.com
1 in 2 Canadians are expected to develop cancer in their lifetime, that’s a whooping 18,500,000 people expected to be diagnosed with this deathly disease. Not to mention 1 in 4 Canadians are…
This algorithm browses Wikipedia to auto-generate textbooks — www.technologyreview.com
Wikipedia is a valuable resource. But it’s not always obvious how to collate the content on any given topic into a coherent whole.
Breaking Down the Tencent 2018 Cybersecurity Report — medium.com
At the 2018 World AI Conference in Shanghai, Tencent Cybersecurity Group and the Cybersecurity Innovation Institute co-published their AI Empowers Cyberspace Security: Patterns and Practices report…
An AI-Powered ETF Failed Miserably at Beating the Market in 2018 — Here’s What You Can Learn From Its Mistakes
Don’t hand over your money to the robots just yet.
A 3 step guide to assess any Business Use-Case of AI — medium.com
If anyone asks me what I learnt by starting off my career working in a venture capital firm, my first reply would be to mention that it was the unique pleasure of being a generalist in a world that…
Goldman Sachs is going to be looking for a particular breed of machine learning expert this year.
Algorithms Are Determining Your Creditworthiness — Bloomberg — www.bloomberg.com
Machine learning is helping auto lenders make better decisions, which is likely more accurate than using humans who are unpredictable and prone to bias.
For AI Engineers
Alibaba Open-Sources Mars to Complement NumPy — medium.com
“NumPy” is a beloved tool for the huge population of Python users who are mathematicians, engineers, etc. and working deeply in scientific computing. The NumPy Base N-dimensional array package…
Supercharging Word Vectors — towardsdatascience.com
Over the last few years, word vectors have been transformative in their ability to create semantic linkages between words. It is now the norm for these to be fed into deep learning models for tasks…
To Hire or Not to Hire Online AI Grads: That Is the Question — medium.com
It all started with a tweet from Google Japan Data Project Manager Suzana Ilić: “Yesterday someone (ML, CS PhD, Stanford) said he would not hire a person who is online educated in Machine Learning…
Can Facebook and Alexa predict the end of your relationship? — www.vox.com
“Expiration dating” may be closer than we think.
Should Children Form Emotional Bonds With Robots? — medium.com
When I brought the robot home from the Apple Store, I knew I was inviting a new kind of strangeness into our lives. My wife worried about giving our 4-year-old son a(nother) digital thing, a “smart”…
AI created images of food just by reading the recipes — New Scientist — www.newscientist.com
AI can read a recipe and guess what the food will look like. Some of the results look like food you might cook at home, others look like inedible mush
Around Asia-Pacific Region
Inventor of ‘Robot Goddess’ says the technology has advanced to the point where it is now time to discuss the risks
Baidu Aims Edge Platform at AI Developers — www.datanami.com
Platform vendors are increasingly focusing on computing at the network edge as those devices sweep up more unstructured data. The goal is to move
Tsinghua University Publishes Comprehensive Machine Translation Reading List — medium.com
Tsinghua Natural Language Processing Group (THUNLP) has published a great reading list on GitHub for any budding AI researchers whose New Year’s resolution is to study machine translation. The list…
Alibaba-Backed AI Startup Said to Mull Up to $1 Billion Hong Kong IPO — www.bloomberg.com
Megvii, the owner of facial recognition developer Face++, is considering an initial public offering in Hong Kong that could net as much as $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said.
Alibaba announces new collaborations with BMW and Intel — www.marketing-interactive.com
Alibaba will bring its voice assistant to BMW Vehicles in China and develop an AI-powered 3D athlete tracking technology with Intel for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
SUTD introduces Singapore’s first undergraduate research programme — www.channelnewsasia.com
SINGAPORE: The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) has launched Singapore’s first undergraduate research programme. The SUTD …
Beyond Asia-Pacific Region
Europe has a leading edge in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. This workshop report describes activities being carried out in the field of AI in different Member States and in some of the countries associated to Horizon 2020. Learn about the academic, industrial and funding ecosystems, and find out more about the various governmental initiatives and strategies related to AI.
Kai-fu Lee: “No hope for Europe’s Artificial Intelligence sector” — sifted.eu
Kai-Fu Lee — AI expert and former exec at Apple, Microsoft and Google — argues that Europe can’t compete with the US and China
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