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Apologies for the even later than usual Asia AI News, but it's been one of those weeks! On the plus s
 
December 13 · Issue #147 · View online
Asia AI News
Apologies for the even later than usual Asia AI News, but it’s been one of those weeks! On the plus side, I do have a jam-packed newsletter for you!
Bloomberg reported yesterday that President Trump had signed off the terms of a phase one trade deal and everything was agreed in principle. Does that mean we are nearing the end of the daily on-again, off-again trade deal media coverage?
Well, China hasn’t confirmed that it has accepted the trade deal terms yet, so we will have to wait and see!
Meanwhile, Stanford University has published its 2019 edition of the AI Index Report: all 291 pages of it! This year’s edition tracks three times as many data sets as in 2018. You can download the full report and data here.
FYI I’m not planning to do a newsletter tomorrow (Saturday) this week (that is, unless there’s breaking news that Presidents Trump and Xi are having tea on the Great Wall after signing a trade deal!), so the next Asia AI News will be on Monday 16 December.
Have a great weekend!
/Carrington

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R&D
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Industry
AirAsia shutters call centres to go all-in on chatbot and voice AI
How GPIF is “sending a message” with AI efforts
Samsung Electro-Mechanics adopts AI to manage production quality of tiny electric parts
Remark's KanKan AI wins $575,000 contract to transform Bank of Luzhou's flagship branch into a smart bank branch
US-China Trade War
Bloomberg TV: Trump Averts Dec. 15 China Tariffs (Video)
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US, China trade deal reached in principle, await Trump sign-off
China coy on 'BIG' trade deal announced by Trump
US, China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs
Beijing’s US policies need a new approach, veteran diplomat warns
China on verge of becoming AI superpower as investment closes in on US
Huawei nabs German 5G network contract, regulator approval pending
Angela Merkel faces revolt over Huawei as German lawmakers seek full ban
Digital Cold War
The Pentagon's top Asia policy expert, resigns amid friction with Trump administration
China-Canada ties to get frostier after call to leave AIIB, analysts say
US-China trade spat a perfect opportunity to expand Malaysia’s business ecosystem, says deputy minister
Trade war to weigh less on Asian economies, earnings to drive markets
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