Tencent’s AI chatbots mysteriously run out of things to say

Tencent-operated QQXiaoBing (QQ小冰) and Baby Q have gone offline. No official…


Topplus wants to turn your phone's camera into a Kinect for VR/AR

Cameras, a crucial factor to assess how good a smartphone is, have improved…


Video: Alibaba shows off face recognition at its cashier-less concept store

In China, the future of retail is already here. Alibaba Group launched its…


Baidu buys Kitt.ai and other news from its first AI conference

"Our rivals don't buy technology companies. They buy products, but not…


Baidu launches their open platform for autonomous cars–and we got to test it

Baidu has launched an autonomous driving ecosystem with 50 partners at its…


AI: The frontline of innovation for East and West

Editor’s note: This was contributed by Paddy Cosgrave, CEO of Web Summit and…


Tech companies are using their data to solve China's traffic problems

Air pollution, driving restrictions, and devastatingly long traffic jams are an…


Live from TechCrunch – The future of VR is mental health, data storage... and sex

At TechCrunch Shenzhen this year, VR was a hot topic. “With VR… China will lead…


Live from TechCrunch - FaceOS is betting on face recognition for enterprise

FaceOS (人人智能), a Chinese face recognition system provider for enterprise…


This company helps luxury brand improve CRM with AI-powered chatbots

WeChat has over 800 million users, 83% of whom purchased products through the…