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Baidu voice unit $2.9 billion valuation; India doubles industrial robots

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Good morning, Here's your Friday edition of Asia AI News! Lots of news to share including Baidu’s sma
 
October 2 · Issue #310 · View online
Asia AI News
Good morning,
Here’s your Friday edition of Asia AI News!
Lots of news to share including Baidu’s smart voice unit’s fund raising based on its $2.9 billion valuation; India doubles the number of industrial robots in 5 years; IDC forecasts India’s AI spending to grow 30.8% CAGR in three years; and Singapore falls from the top of the annual Government AI Readiness Index to sixth place.
Also updates on trade war politics, TikTok and German policy on Huawei.
Stay safe and have a great weekend!
/Carrington

Startup News
Baidu’s smart voice unit to raise independent round on $2.9 billion valuation Baidu’s smart voice unit to raise independent round on $2.9 billion valuation
China AI start-ups surge forward with $30 billion funding since 2016
Robotics
India doubles number of industrial robots in 5 years
These robots use AI to learn how to clean your house
Korean researchers 3D print walking starfish robot using tensegrity structures
OrionStar launched a new coffee robot in China
R&D
IIT Jodhpur receives the first NVIDIA DGX A100 AI supercomputers in India
AI Spending
India's AI spending to grow at 30.8% CAGR to $880.5 million in 2023: IDC
AI Policy
Singapore falls from top of AI readiness index
AI-based surveillance takes root in Indonesia's regulatory vacuum
Smart Cities
Bjarke Ingels Group releases plans for a futuristic AI City in China
Geopolitics
US House passes bill to force companies to disclose Xinjiang-sourced materials US House passes bill to force companies to disclose Xinjiang-sourced materials
China preparing an antitrust investigation into Google - sources
China tech to face even closer scrutiny from global governments
TikTok will be shut down if Oracle deal does not meet US security requirements - Treasury secretary
Germany moves to toughen Huawei oversight: Sources
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