POLICY & REGULATION CHINA

New Actions and Draft Laws Signal New Era for China’s Internet Giants

December 17, 2020, by John Chan

A series of enforcement measures and proposed laws have drawn heightened attention to Beijing’s plans to reign in and remake the environment for big tech ...

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SMART CITY CHINA

This Chinese smart city project will be run entirely by AI 

December 11, 2020, by Umberto Bacchi

At the Web Summit conference, Danish architecture firm BIG and Chinese tech company Terminus discussed plans to build an AI-run campus in Chongqing.

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FOOD SECURITY & AGRICULTURE WORK & ECONOMIC GROWTH CHINA

Facial recognition for pigs: Is it helping Chinese farmers or hurting the poorest?

December 11, 2020, by Sandy Milne

Automation is revolutionising China’s pork farms but leaving independent farmers behind A slender snout. Shapely, upright ears. Like humans, pigs have idiosyncratic faces, and new ...

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ETHICS & TRUST POLICY & REGULATION PRIVACY CHINA

The fight over China’s law to protect personal data

December 1, 2020, by The Straits Times Asia News

BEIJING (CAIXIN GLOBAL) – After a year-long legal battle, 34-year-old law professor Guo Bing won a partial victory in China’s first court challenge to the ...

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ETHICS & TRUST PRIVACY SURVEILLANCE CHINA

Privacy in China: the growth of facial recognition technology in the private sector raises concerns about security and identity

November 26, 2020, by Phoebe Zhang

Facial recognition technology is commonly used in countries including China in CCTV cameras, which can leverage artificial intelligence to filter through millions of profiles to ...

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HUMAN RIGHTS SEMICON CHINA

China’s surveillance state sucks up data. US tech is key to sorting it

November 23, 2020, by The Straits Times Asia News

URUMQI, CHINA (NYTIMES) – At the end of a desolate road rimmed by prisons, deep within a complex bristling with cameras, US technology is powering ...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING COVID19 CHINA

AI Patent Application Exceeds 30,000 and 180 Universities Add AI Majors in China Last Year

November 10, 2020, by Synced

According to China’s New Generation of AI Development Report 2020 published on October 22, among the top 100 highly cited AI papers in the past ...

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GOVERNING & PUBLIC SECTOR PRIVACY SURVEILLANCE CHINA

Translation: Dead Man’s Jaywalking Ticket Raises Questions About AI Policing

November 1, 2020, by Josh Rudolph

Concerns over China’s adoption, spread, and export of artificial intelligence-driven surveillance technology have grown as the technology has been applied to public services. While public ...

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FOOD SECURITY & AGRICULTURE FARMING CHINA

Behind China’s ‘pork miracle’: how technology is transforming rural hog farming

October 14, 2020, by Xiaowei Wang

As Chinese demand for pork grows and grows, traditional small-scale farms are being replaced by vast, AI-assisted operations that feel more like smartphone factories than ...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING POLLUTION CHINA

Air pollution in China may have caused millions of deaths since 2000

September 22, 2020, by New Scientist - Online news

Air pollution is estimated to have caused 30.8 million premature deaths in China and Taiwan since 2000, according to an algorithm that was trained on ...

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MOBILITY & SELF-DRIVING STARTUP Pony.ai CHINA

Pony.ai to test self-driving cars in Shanghai

September 16, 2020, by Jill Shen

Chinese self-driving startup Pony.ai will begin testing self-driving cars in Shanghai as part of a government push for global leadership in the development of autonomous ...

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MOBILITY & SELF-DRIVING CHINA

These driverless cars in Shanghai form the world’s first ‘robotaxi’ fleet

September 16, 2020, by Ye Ruolin

These autonomous vehicles use artificial intelligence combined with advanced camera and sensor technology to navigate the city streets of Shanghai.

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HUMAN RIGHTS iFlytek CHINA

MIT Cuts Ties With a Chinese AI Firm Amid Human Rights Concerns

September 15, 2020, by Will Knight

Reports accuse iFlytek of selling technology to the government that’s used to oppress ethnic Uighurs in China’s northwest.

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GOVERNANCE CHINA

China’s Vision for Internet Governance

September 14, 2020, by 1axb6m29g5zw9nt1z24uh82o3k1zueozpv78kc@241939m.brookings.edu

In today’s newsletter we examine Cloudfare’s role in online content moderation, election meddling, and more. View in browser   Welcome to the TechStream newsletter! If ...

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HUMAN RIGHTS SURVEILLANCE CHINA

Top EU officials to China: Surveillance of minorities breaches G20 principles

September 14, 2020, by Nicholas Vinocur

Senior EU officials warned Beijing on Thursday that surveillance of ethnic minorities in China breaches international principles on the use of artificial intelligence and is ...

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HEALTH & WELL BEING HEART DISEASE Shukun Technology CHINA

This Chinese Startup Is Bringing AI to Heart Disease Treatment

September 13, 2020, by Shai Oster

Shukun Technology, a startup founded two years ago in Beijing that uses artificial intelligence to diagnose heart disease, is developing a technology that could help ...

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HEALTH & WELL BEING COVID19 CHINA

Chinese Hospitals Deploy AI to Help Diagnose Covid-19

September 13, 2020, by Tom Simonite

Software that reads CT lung scans had been used primarily to detect cancer. Now it’s retooled to look for signs of pneumonia caused by coronavirus.

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HEALTH & WELL BEING COVID19 PREDICTIVE HEALTHCARE Tencent CHINA

Tencent and Chinese scientists use deep learning to predict fatal COVID-19 cases

July 22, 2020, by Rita Liao

Tech firms around the world are in overdrive to help battle the coronavirus pandemic. Research showed that 6.5% of COVID-19 patients can suddenly progress to ...

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HEALTH & WELL BEING COVID19 PANDEMIC CHINA

AI could play a larger role in future outbreaks in China: expert

July 9, 2020, by Chris Udemans

One of China’s leading disease control experts has said that that AI could play a larger role in managing future outbreaks in China, particularly in ...

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