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September 18 · Issue #304 · View online
Asia AI News
Good morning,
Here’s your Friday Asia AI News!
India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is in the process of writing a cabinet note on the implementation of NITI Aayog’s national AI strategy, according to the minister of state Rao Inderjit Singh.
The story so far is…
  • Think tank NITI Aayog was given the mandate to develop AI strategy in 2018 and published a discussion paper on its strategy in June 2018.
  • In September 2019, the government approved a Rs 7,000 crore (or $1 billion) budget to develop and implement India’s AI strategy until the 2024-2025 fiscal year.
  • In October 2019, established a NITI Aayog/MeitY committee to agree responsibilities for implementing the AI strategy.
  • March 2020, India’s planning minister says details for the national AI strategy implementation are being finalised.
Quite a lot of news and analysis on TikTok, the U.S. blacklist and China-U.S. trade war in general at the end of the newsletter.
Have a great weekend!
/Carrington

Robotics
Robots are stacking store shelves in Japan Robots are stacking store shelves in Japan
Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous bus makes debut in China's Chongqing
AI Policy
Government examining national strategy on artificial intelligence: Rao Inderjit Singh
Defence
France, Israel, S. Korea, Japan, others join Pentagon’s AI partnership
Geopolitics
Trump not ready to OK TikTok deal, admits U.S. won't get cut Trump not ready to OK TikTok deal, admits U.S. won't get cut
Another blacklisted Chinese facial recognition firm seeks mainland IPO
ByteDance says China will have to approve its U.S. TikTok deal
China ministry on TikTok urges U.S. to respect fair competition
Opinion | Trump is wrong about TikTok. China’s plans are much more sinister
Trump's ban on WeChat won't affect the app's users, Justice Department says
Which tech firms will lose out the most in the China-US trade war?
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