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December 19 · Issue #151 · View online
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Good morning,
Here’s your Asia AI News for Thursday.
Scroll down for news on startup funding, Investment, the AI race, AI policy, R&D, smart cities, smart speakers, autonomous vehicles and more!
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Startup News
Singapore AI startup Glee Trees secures funding from 500 Startups Singapore AI startup Glee Trees secures funding from 500 Startups
Sequoia’s scale-up programme Surge invests $1.5 million in SaaS startup Seekify
Can an AI fact-checker solve India’s fake news problem?
Investment
Singapore steps up as south-east Asia’s strategic tech investor
Technology, property sectors weigh on M&A in China for a second year in a row, Dealogic says
AI Race
Why China's AI players are struggling to evolve beyond surveillance
China dreams of becoming an AI utopia, pushing beyond surveillance and into education and health care
Inside China’s AI ambitions
AI Policy
Korean government to repeal regulations in AI industry
R&D
MIT Review recognises 20 emerging innovators under 35 in APAC
Samsung to churn out 14-nm AI chips for China’s Baidu
Soteria AI intends to file first patent, driving AI gaming assistant into medical research
Smart Cities
Celcom launches security based 5G smart city solution in Langkawi
Malaysia selects IDT for intelligent street light projects
AI Voice
Baidu pulls out of Chinese smart speaker price war as it gains market share against Alibaba, Xiaomi
Autonomous Vehicles
Toyota to use advanced self-driving tech in commercial vehicles first
Nvidia, Didi Chuxing partner on autonomous cars for ride-hailing
US-China Trade War
'More trade truce than deal' 'More trade truce than deal'
Trade deal alone unlikely to eliminate uncertainty
US finalising rules to limit sensitive tech exports to China, others
Congress on China: don’t trust, and verify
Opinion: US-China decoupling would kill globalisation and China’s growth story
2020 Predictions
Data science & AI trends In India
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