Artificial intelligence is helping video platforms better monetize

While the use of online video has become an influential and effective way for advertisers and publishers to promote their products or services, the practice is also intrusiveness and lacks compelling features. The integration of artificial intelligence into online advertising is boosting video ad effectiveness while enhancing view experience, local media is reporting (in Chinese). Artificial…

China looks to introduce real name registration for UAVs in face of booming industry

China's civil aviation watchdog is about to introduce a real-name registration policy for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in a bid to address mounting concerns over drone threats to the country's aviation safety and national security, local media is reporting (in Chinese). The civil use of drones has had a growing presence in China since 2011. Despite the great advantages they bring to people,…

Baidu rumored to invest in electric car startup solidifying autonomous car strategy

Chinese internet giant Baidu reportedly plans to invest US$ 100 million in the country's electric car maker NextEV (in Chinese), in a renewed drive to boost its faltering autonomous driving business. The details of the deal have not been made public; TechNode has reached to Baidu for confirmation, but the company declined to comment. The alliance between Baidu and the electric car startup is…

You Need Three Talents In Vertical Robotics Company

Robotics companies in China have mostly focussed on developing home robots such as Rokid, Pudding and Alpha2 in the past year. With the further development of artificial intelligence, robotics company from various verticals have listed in China in the recent years, including TINAVI Medical Technologies Co., Ltd and Deep Ocean Technology Co. Ltd. Robotics professionals from different verticals…

Meet China’s AI And Biotech Virtuosi At TechCrunch Beijing Nov 5-8th

In the past few years or so, a wave of technological advancements is promising to take the world by storm, in the same way that the mobile internet redefined our lives ten years ago. In the world of AI, Atlas, the brainchild of Google and Softbank’s prodigy Pepper, as rudimentary as they may appear for the moment, portend exciting realities to come, while in the realm of biotechnology, the…

Marvelmind Robotics Walks Away With Top Honor At Slush Shanghai

Slush, one of the world's most prestigious startup events from Finland, has just closed its first-ever summit in Shanghai yesterday, featuring a stellar lineup of speakers, entrepreneurs and investors. Along with the exciting talks on the main stage, fifty amazing startups from the fields of e-commerce, VR/AR, big data, education, healthcare and enterprise services appeared before a great set of…

The ‘Chinese SpaceX’ Will Test Space Balloon Flights With Animals This Year

Kuang-Chi Science Limited, a Shenzhen-based tech company, has drawn comparisons in Chinese media to Elon Musk's SpaceX for its ambitious projects, ranging from exoskeleton power suits to spacecraft. While the company, founded in 2010, has yet to hold a flame to the achievements of SpaceX, they are attacking innovation with the hold-your-breath-optimisim that has become typical of China's new…

Four Chinese Drones You Can’t Miss In 2016

The global commercial drone market is taking off as improvements in technology transform drones from a specialty device into an affordable consumer product. A huge market for consumer drones is blossoming and already, and China is making its mark. Data from state media outlet Xinhua shows that drone exports from China’s hardware hub Shenzhen amounted to $2.7 billion yuan ($412 million USD)…

This Is What China’s First Operational Drone Deliveries Look Like

Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has revealed the country's first operational pilot program for drone deliveries, as tech firms compete to reach the country's untapped rural consumers. A JD spokesperson confirmed with Technode that the company is using at least two types of UAVs to deliver packages between designated distribution centers in rural areas outside of Suqian in northeast China. The…

The Chinese Government Wants A 100 Billion RMB AI Market By 2018

China's artificial intelligence industry received a huge boost of validation from the government on Wednesday, which announced its plans to create a "100 billion level" ($15 billion USD) artificial intelligence market by 2018. According to state-owned media Xinhua News Agency, the government plans to roll out projects in smart home applications, smart cars, unmanned systems, wearables, and…