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Better late, than never! Here's your Friday Asia AI News! No time for a summary today, but there is l
 
November 8 · Issue #120 · View online
Asia AI News
Better late, than never! Here’s your Friday Asia AI News!
No time for a summary today, but there is lots to read.
Although having said that I have no time, I’ll just squeeze in my shameless plug of the week! There was a lot of interesting discussion at the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council 2019 in Dubai this week. Here’s my story on the policy making for disruptive technologies panel session.
TGIF!
/Carrington

Startup News
Singapore-based chatbot startup Pand.ai bags $ 1 million in seed funding Singapore-based chatbot startup Pand.ai bags $ 1 million in seed funding
How AI technology helped these startups in Asia Pacific get ahead in their industries
Boxx.ai - an AI startup for e-commerce is bought out by a marketing platform
Retail
AI bakeries know what you are buying for instant check-out
Healthcare
Hitachi collaborates with CLB to fight cancer using AI
R&D
NUS team's AI engine gets top-level global ranking
Fourth Industrial Revolution center to open in Riyadh
Facial Recognition
North Korea claims it has developed AI-powered face recognition
Robotics
Japan: world leaders in robots and growing old
ANA developing mobile robots for aircraft-free trips through avatars
AI Policy
IFlytek chairman urges AI legislation
Defence
SecDef: China is exporting killer robots to the Mideast SecDef: China is exporting killer robots to the Mideast
Will China beat US in race for killer AI weapons? Five points on Battle for Future
Firm supplying US military charged with selling Chinese spy gear
US-China Trade War
The U.S.-China trade war is cooling off. But the tech war is heating up. The U.S.-China trade war is cooling off. But the tech war is heating up.
Why Taiwan’s role will be crucial in next phase of US-China tech war
U.S. CTO presses Vestager on Huawei while urging regulation restraint
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