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February 5 · Issue #358 · View online
Asia AI News
Good morning,
Here’s your Friday edition of Asia AI News!
No time to write a summary today, but a good number of interesting stories today from a Canadian ruling that Clearview AI is illegal, to Ant Group’s restructuring deal with the Chinese authorities.
Stay safe and have a great weekend!
/Carrington

Startup News
India: Robotic process automation startup UiPath raises $750m at $35b valuation India: Robotic process automation startup UiPath raises $750m at $35b valuation
Monk’s Hill Ventures leads $5m series A round in Singaporean healthtech firm
India Union Budget 2021
Budget 2021: Focus on innovation, R&D to benefit tech firms
Union Budget 2022: Numerous measures for startups and small businesses
What startups get: Startups bank on spin-off effect
R&D
Chinese, UAE research institutes sign memorandum to step up cooperation
Healthcare
Kerala urged to become first fully digitised primary healthcare provider
See-Mode Technologies announces CE Mark and Australian TGA approval for AI-powered ultrasound analysis software
IIT researchers develop AI-based mobile app for COVID patients
AI Policy
Moon vows speedier deregulation for AI sector
Autonomous Vehicles
Apple car to be built with Korea's Kia By 2024
Kia to develop autonomous vehicles for last-mile delivery in Singapore
Facial Recognition
Clearview AI ruled ‘illegal’ by Canadian privacy authorities
Hikvision to deploy 1,900 cameras with face biometrics for $33m smart city contract
Robotics
Tentacle-like robot to take out trash in space
Teacher turns innovator, develops social humanoid robot ‘Shalu’ that can speak 9 Indian, 36 foreign languages
Education
KloudLearn announces next generation autonomous learning platform
Drones
Highways in the sky for drones coming soon to India thanks to IISc
Airbus to partner Flytech to train drone pilots in India
Smart Cities
Smart City project will transform Jammu
Ant Group
Ant Group reaches deal with China regulators on restructuring
Censorship
How censorship can influence AI
Geopolitics
Opinion: Artificial-intelligence arms race could lead to world war Opinion: Artificial-intelligence arms race could lead to world war
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