Tsinghua AI Association of International Students (TAIS) news roundup 5 November

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Chinese insurance group Ping An has become synonymous with the telemedicine app Ping An Good Doctor, which has 346 million users in China. An AI assistant chats with patients about their symptoms, then the app picks possible doctors and patients make the final choice. Good Doctor’s traffic increased by eight times during the pandemic, and had 830,000 daily online consultations in October. [Nikkei Asia]

The environmental protection and water industrial internet company iReadyIT received a new round of financing, led by ByteDance and Baidu Ventures. It has gained industry advantages over the past three years in solid waste and water management with the use of big data and AI. [China Money Network]

Siemens announced that MindSphere is now available on Alibaba Cloud to foster the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) in China. MindSphere is Siemens’ cloud-based, open IoT operating system. [AiThority]

Huaxiaozhu, the budget ride-hailing service that industry leader Didi launched this year, has a strategy to hold onto users notorious for jumping ship as soon as the cheap, subsidized rides dry up — it plans to never stop offering cheap, subsidized rides. [Caixin Global]

Suzhou’s Xiangcheng District is making better use of land resources to provide space for the development of “future industries” that include intelligent driving. On October 22, China Mobile inaugurated 5G-plus BeiDou high-precision positioning technology in Xiangcheng to assist the automatic driving industry. [Shine.cn]

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