China Seeks Leadership In Artificial Intelligence By 2030

China has mapped out plans to be the world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030, challenging U.S. dominance in the field by building a homegrown industry worth nearly $150 billion. The plans were disclosed amid escalating international tensions over the technology’s military applications, along with AI’s increasing importance in anything from smart cars […]

China live streaming Would-be internet stars boost billion-dollar market

Jing Qi, a part-time presenter on the live streaming platform Huajiao, underwent cosmetic surgery in March to improve her chances of becoming an internet celebrity. After five hours of rhinoplasty and facial fat injections that left her with gauze covering her nose, eyes, forehead and cheeks, the 27-year-old said she […]

Facebook Reportedly Builds Censorship Tool to Attain China Re-Entry

Facebook Inc has quietly developed a censorship tool that could persuade China to allow the world’s biggest social media network to re-enter the world’s second largest economy after a seven-year ban, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Facebook developed the software, which suppresses posts from appearing in people’s news […]

E-commerce investors find India more welcoming than China

E-commerce and internet-related businesses are booming in India. Bangalore: In the internet business, India has assumed an unlikely standing in the eyes of foreign investors: Of being a welcoming, market-driven (almost), anti-protectionist country. Investors have generally looked at India warily as an investment destination, especially over the past few years, […]