Tsinghua AI Association of International Students (TAIS) news roundup 28 October

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NetEase game Justice holds world’s first AI conference, taking place in the hit MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game). Source: South China Morning Post / China Economic Net

Major Chinese self-driving companies such as Baidu, Didi Chuxing, WeRide and AutoX have all recently launched robotaxi services in various cities, but the head of autonomous driving at Xpeng Motors is less bullish on the prospect. “They have to make a robot driver completely beat a human driver to be able to generate value for the society, which is pretty tough,” said Xpeng vice-president Xinzhou Wu, speaking to the media on Tuesday. Source: South China Morning Post

A new bridge linking Minhang and Fengxian districts over the Huangpu River was opened to vehicles on Wednesday morning. China’s first automated pitch paving vehicles were used to pave the bridge deck. Source: Shine.cn

The National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen says it plans to boost its computing power by at least 1,000 times by 2022, supporting basic science research, cloud computing, big data, and artificial intelligence. Source: cnTechPost / Chinanews.com

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the digital transformation and innovation in China’s healthcare industry, experts said. “Only through cloud computing, big data, the internet of things and AI, along with a new generation of digital technologies, can we share the resources, provide the training and guidance, as well as address the imbalance in medical resources,” said Guo Yucheng, chairman of the Chinese Health Association. Source: China Daily

China’s healthcare industry is finding increasingly sophisticated applications for artificial intelligence as it evolves from basic uses of AI, industry experts said. According to a recent report from online healthcare website Vcbeat.top, use of AI in China’s healthcare sector is expected to generate a business of 30 billion yuan ($4.5 billion) this year, on the back of a compound annual growth rate in excess of 40 percent over the past five years. Source: China Daily

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

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