Tsinghua AI Association of International Students (TAIS) news roundup 11 November

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During the third China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, Japanese electronics manufacturer Omron Corporation introduced its new-generation ping pong training system which can recognize players’ emotional and psychological states. Based on artificial intelligence technology, the ping pong training robot, FORPHEUS, applies algorithms to decide to hit the ball by forehand or backhand return. [China.org]

Robots whirr around, shifting fabrics and clothing at the Hangzhou site for Xunxi, Alibaba’s first wholly-owned smart factory. The site is one of three plants Alibaba has launched under its manufacturing division, which marks the company’s latest foray into the offline world as it seeks to diversify from e-commerce. [Deal Street Asia]

HSBC China has launched the AI Powered US Equity 5 Index (AiPEX5), becoming the first bank in China to offer an index-linked structured deposit product using artificial intelligence as a method for equity investing. [The Asset Magazine]

Taiwan’s semiconductor manufacturer MediaTek has unveiled a new 5G smartphone chip. The new chip features AI-driven camera capabilities including background blurring, face smoothing and color optimization, as well as hardware-based imaging accelerators that allow users to take night photos with low noise, according to the statement. [Caixin Global]

China has already built a significant capacity in data centers and AI processing capacity and has become the world’s second largest market in cloud computing. China stores about one-fifth of the world’s data and — given its leadership in data collection technologies — its share in global data, the new “oil” of the world’s economy, is likely to continue to increase. [Brookings Institution]

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Compiled by Nico Gous (nicogous@gmail.com / nico.gous@yahoo.com)

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