With annual birth rate plummeting to 5.8 percent in 2019, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s government pledges to allocate USD 19 Million in the next fiscal year to help local authorities run AI matchmaking.
According to official statistics released by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), from January to October 2020, the nationwide industrial robots production grew to 183,447 units
Researchers from the City University of Hong Kong and SenseTime propose a lightweight matting objective decomposition network (MODNet) that can smoothly process real-time human matting from a single input image with diverse and dynamic backgrounds.
Beijing Zhiyuan AI Research Institute released the 2020 Beijing AI Development Report, showing that Beijing ranks first nationally in 17 areas, including for having the highest numbers of companies and scholars.
Report showed that China published 28,700 AI scientific papers in 2019, an increase of 12.4 percent over the previous year, and its activity in top international conferences in the field of artificial intelligence And the influence continues to increase.
The Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology and Shanghai Municipal Finance Bureau launched special funds to focus on developing integrated circuits, artificial intelligence, and biomedicine industry clusters.
South Korea’s SK Telecom plans to split up its ride-hailing department “T Map Mobility” by the end of this year, to create a service company with more than 200,000 drivers and 750,000 taxi users per month.