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June 16 · Issue #382 · View online
Asia AI News
Good morning,
Here’s another mid-week edition of Asia AI News!
No time for summary today, but lots of news to share! Scroll down for news on funding, robotics, autonomous vehicles, geopolitics, drones and entertainment!
Stay safe and have a good week,
Carrington

Startup News
Singapore’s Carro is a unicorn with $360 Million led by SoftBank Singapore’s Carro is a unicorn with $360 Million led by SoftBank
Eightfold AI raises $220 million led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2
Using new-age tech, this startup is making insurance selling in India more efficient
T-AIM launches Revv Up accelerator programme for AI startups
AI centre of excellence to be set up at Noida campus of IIT-K
AI Loan Apps
As AI-based loan apps boom in India, some borrowers miss out
Robotics
GS25 to expand AI robot delivery service
Gujarat: Vadodara gets robotic machine to clean choked sewers
No time to cook? This AI startup’s robot makes home-cooked food in your kitchen
Education
Machine learning, blockchain emerge as top online courses in India
Autonomous Vehicles
Didi Chuxing reveals billions in losses, creeps towards profitability before U.S. IPO
China's Huawei aims to develop self-driving tech by 2025
Alibaba to develop self-driving trucks with logistics unit Cainiao
S. Korean lab testing autonomous shuttle bus
Smart Cities
Across China, AI ‘city brains’ are changing how the government runs
R&D
Meet Wu Dao 2.0, the Chinese AI model making the West sweat
Economic Policy
Can China use AI to perfect central planning?
Geopolitics
EU, US launch trade, technology council to outcompete China EU, US launch trade, technology council to outcompete China
US tech bill slammed by China as ′paranoid′
Drones
Drones for vaccines: ICMR seeks bids, Telangana explores ‘Medicines from Sky’
Covid vaccine delivery by drones to far flung regions could soon be a reality
Defence
South Korea to add robots-on-rails and AI surveillance to DMZ border
Entertainment
Luo Tianyi's not human but draws 150 million fans to her performance
AI shows Bollywood obsession with fair skin and sons
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