“China now has a total of 15 national AI champions since it started this initiative in 2017.
Beijing named its first batch of national AI champions in 2017. These include:
- Baidu for autonomous driving
- Alibaba Group Holding for smart city initiatives
- Tencent Holdings for computer vision in medical diagnosis
- iFlyTek for speech recognition
- SenseTime was added last year, with its focus on intelligent vision.
- New York-listed Alibaba is the parent company of the South China Morning Post.”