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December 21 · Issue #153 · View online
Asia AI News
Good morning,
Here’s your last Asia AI News of the week!
Scroll down for news on startup funding rounds, smart cities, R&D, drones, facial recognition and trade war updates.
Have a great weekend!
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Startup News
Drone startup Flytbase closes seed funding round Drone startup Flytbase closes seed funding round
Global AI solutions provider Quantiphi raises $20 million from multiples alternate asset management
This bootstrapped startup is using AI & ML-powered tools to provide recruitment solutions
Squirrel AI Learning attends the 2019 Stanford University MediaX Conference
Smart Cities
Huawei helps Xiamen University Malaysia build a better and smarter campus
Inside China’s plans to protect user privacy in its smart cities
R&D
Astrazeneca launches three R&D initiatives in China
NTT and Mitsubishi team up on AI-powered food logistics
Drones
Test flights of 1st-ever cargo drone launched by flying-car developer SkyDrive
Agriculture
From sky to ground, XAG launches farm robots and smart agriculture management system
‘School of Smart Agriculture’ set up to boost India’s agritech ecosystem
Robotics
One in 20 Chinese workers could be replaced by robots in the next five years, according to survey
Facial Recognition
Japan in race with China for facial-recognition supremacy
Massive errors found in facial recognition tech, especially in case of nonwhites: U.S. study
US-China Trade War
The role of AI in China’s Uighur crisis The role of AI in China’s Uighur crisis
US-China phase one deal softens trade risks, but tech dispute remains
Chinese foreign minister says EU investment pact is a top priority
China in the 2020 campaign: missing in action
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