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Good morning, Here’s your Monday edition of Asia AI News! Friday was a bit short on news, but we'll m
 
April 27 · Issue #232 · View online
Asia AI News
Good morning,
Here’s your Monday edition of Asia AI News! Friday was a bit short on news, but we’ll make up for it today.
Lots of news today. The usual roundup of Covid-19 battling tech.
Also, it seems, that Megvii is contemplating launching it’s much delayed IPO on Shanghai Stock Exchanges STAR market. This is after more than a year of work to launch the IPO on HKEX. However, unnamed sources have been known to say lots of things, in particular concerning Megvii’s IPO!
Stay safe and have a great week ahead!
/Carrington

Startup News
AI firm Megvii reportedly weighing listing on Shanghai’s STAR Board AI firm Megvii reportedly weighing listing on Shanghai’s STAR Board
Robotics, biotech and ByteDance’s Indian sweetheart
ForwardX Robotics raises $15 million in new funding round
Start-ups and AI can rescue choked Indian courts
China robotics startup offers automation in distribution centers
Coronavirus
Tencent promotes medical AI to sustain anti-epidemic fight
All-girl Afghan robotic team tries to build cheap ventilators to help COVID-19 patients
Japanese startups rush to develop service robots for medical use
Robotic ally joins duty at Covid ward | Kochi News - Times of India
Singapore-based university predicts COVID-19 may end in India by May 21
Singapore University expects Jordan will overcome COVID-19 crisis by the end of April
Indian professor develops AI software that detects Coronavirus from X-ray scans in 5 seconds
IITs are helping India win the Covid battle
Scientists tap AI to find optimal drug combinations
AI Chips
Japan chipmaker unveils AI face recognition tool to detect fever
Maritime
Race is on for$1.5 billion autonomous vessel sector leadership
R&D
SK Telecom leads consortium to develop next-generation AI NPU
Facial Recognition
LG CNS testing pay-by-face system using AI, blockchain and cloud technologies
Geopolitics
Interview - No winners in America-first/China-first AI war Interview - No winners in America-first/China-first AI war
MIT cancels China AI firm contract over human rights concerns
Mary Sanchez: U.S. lawsuits against China point to greater divides ahead
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