China adds Huawei, Hikvision to team spearheading country’s AI efforts

“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.”

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