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Next gen robotics, artificial intelligence, and education informatization: The future is at TechCrunch Hangzhou

From Chinese professional Go player Ke Jie and Go-playing computer program AlphaGo’s man vs. machine battle, to social humanoid robot Sophia and iPhone X’s facial recognition unlock feature, artificial intelligence has become part of a wider national security strategy. If it is said that 2017 was the year AI took off, then 2018 is the […]

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The siege of Douyin

Blocks, viral videos, accusations, and lawsuits: controversies surrounding short video sites in China continue to mount. The protagonists? Toutiao’s Douyin and Tencent’s WeChat. A post dated May 22 on Douyin’s public WeChat account, “Sorry, Douyin fans”, accused Tencent of discrimination by taking down a lot of individual “healthy” video posts, while simultaneously accusing the company […]