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SenseTime closes pre-IPO round; G7 urged to act to combat China AI

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January 29 · Issue #356 · View online
Asia AI News
Good morning,
Here’s your Friday edition of Asia AI News!
2021 is starting to get busy! Several big funding stories including SenseTime’s pre-IPO round, plus the funding rounds of Agile Robots, Didi Chuxing’s Didi Freight venture, and autonomous driving startup Uisee.
Meanwhile, Ant Group is restructuring and legislators are urging the G7 to take action against China on artificial intelligence, quantum and 5G.
Scroll down for these stories and more!
Lastly, if you’re following 5G, smart cities and IoT in Asia, do check out Charles Reed Anderson’s new bi-weekly Techburst Asia newsletter.
/Carrington

Startup News
Computer vision unicorn SenseTime closes pre-IPO round Computer vision unicorn SenseTime closes pre-IPO round
China’s Agile Robots nets $130m from Sequoia, GL Ventures, others
Didi is close to raising $1.5 billion for trucking unit
Uisee raises $154M for autonomous driving technology
Ant Group
Chinese regulators demand Jack Ma restructure Ant into a financial holding firm
Autonomous Vehicles
Blackberry and Baidu deepen autonomous, connected car partnership
R&D
'A forest, some clouds, and all kinds of creatures': The state of AI in China
Which country leads the innovation charge in AI research?
Bentham Science launches new journal, 'The Chinese Journal of Artificial Intelligence'
Robotics
The robots are rising faster in Korea than elsewhere
Healthcare
Sejong City sets up AI public healt centre
Facial Recognition
China's growing use of emotion recognition tech raises rights concerns
India Union Budget 2021
AI is India’s solution to fix data gaps
Geopolitics
G7 urged to take ‘allied action’ against China on artificial intelligence, quantum and 5G G7 urged to take ‘allied action’ against China on artificial intelligence, quantum and 5G
World is dangerously dependent on Taiwan for semiconductors
Entertainment
South Korea is using AI to resurrect a dead superstar's voice
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