Tsinghua AI Association of International Students (TAIS) news roundup 26 October

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A Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) innovation platform has attracted more than 1.57 million developers from home and abroad. The platform was approved by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology as one of the first batches of national open platforms for new-generation AI innovation in 2017. It is backed by Chinese voice-recognition giant iFlytek in Hefei, capital of east China’s Anhui Province. Source: Xinhua

A majority of Greater China companies (72%) see AI changing the market landscape for the next five years. It is one of the conclusions of the titled “Artificial Intelligence in Greater China: Hong Kong and Macau — Outlook for 2020 and Beyond,” which was conducted by EY and sponsored by Microsoft. Source: CDOTrends.com / EY

Audi China was recently awarded the Beijing T3 class test license, which allows the company to conduct automated driving tests on Beijing’s public roads. The T3 test license was issued to Audi China by the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau’s Highway and Traffic Administration. Source: cnTechPost

Chinese leaders met Monday to formulate an economic blueprint for the next five years that is expected to emphasize development of semiconductors and other technology at a time when Washington is cutting off access to U.S. technology. The latest plan is expected to emphasize domestic development of semiconductors for computers and smartphones — China’s biggest single import by value — next-generation telecoms, artificial intelligence and other fields. Source: Washinton Post

In the 6G white paper communication meeting held by Vivo, Qin Fei, president of Vivo Communication Research Institute, said that Vivo has started 6G research, including some scenarios, key technology research, etc. In his opinion, mobile phones, AR/VR glasses, and robots are important products in 6G. He also said that 6G cannot simply be equated with 5G+AI technology, but that the two technologies are independent of each other at this stage and will develop in a convergent manner in the future. Source: cnTechPost

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