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Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft’s $16 billion Nuance bid gets EU antitrust approval

The European Commission has granted Microsoft unconditional antitrust approval for its $16 billion bid for artificial intelligence and speech technology company Nuance Communicatio...

Platform News: China

FT reports the US is to add 8 Chinese companies to investment blacklist

The United States will add eight Chinese companies, including the world’s largest commercial drone manufacturer DJI Technology Co Ltd, to an investment blacklist this week, the Fin...

Facial Recognition software

South Korea to test AI-powered facial recognition to track COVID-19 cases

South Korea will soon roll out a pilot project to use artificial intelligence, facial recognition and thousands of CCTV cameras to track the movement of people infected with the co...

Twitch launches tool to catch channel ban evaders

Amazon.com Inc’s live-streaming site, Twitch, is launching a tool to detect users who try to access channels where they have been banned, it has said.

Platform News: Baidu search engine in China

Baidu warns of ad revenue slowdown after quarterly results beat

Baidu has beaten quarterly revenue and profit estimates on the strength of its cloud business, but warned that China’s regulatory crackdown and the pandemic would weigh on ad...

Sberbank: Russia banking

Russia’s Sberbank, enhancing AI offering, unveils second supercomputer

A second supercomputer and AI upgrades form part of Sberbank’s enhanced offerings of digital services such as cloud computing and virtual assistant software, CTO David Rafalo...

Commonwealth Bank: Australia

Australia’s CBA partners with Silicon Valley AI firm H2O.ai

Commonwealth Bank of Australia said it acquired a minority stake in a Silicon Valley-based artificial intelligence firm, H2O.ai Inc, in a bid to provide smarter and personalised pr...

Platform news: Artificial intelligence AI

AI can see through you: CEOs’ language under machine microscope

Chief Executives and others in senior management are increasingly coming under the microscope as some investors use artificial intelligence to learn and analyse their language patt...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

China has won AI battle with US, Pentagon’s ex-software chief says

China has won the artificial intelligence battle with the US and is heading towards global dominance because of its technological advances, the Pentagon’s former software chi...

EU and US

US and EU agree to work on chip supplies, tech rules, China trade

The United States and European Union agreed on Wednesday to deepen transatlantic cooperation to strengthen semiconductor supply chains, curb China’s non-market trade practice...

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AI and semiconductors on the table at first US-EU trade and tech meet

The United States and the European Union hope to discuss chip shortages, artificial intelligence and tech competition issues during the first Trade and Tech Council meeting this we...

Platform News: Samsung Electronics retail store for smartphones and other hardware

Samsung to invest $206 billion by 2023 for post-pandemic growth

Samsung Group will invest 240 trillion won (approximately $206 billion) in the next three years to expand its footprint in biopharmaceuticals, artificial intelligence, semiconducto...

nvidia chipmaker

Nvidia’s $40 billion deal for ARM dealt blow by UK regulator

Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition of UK-based chip designer ARM hit a major hurdle yesterday after a UK regulator found it could damage competition and weaken rivals, and requ...

Platform News: EduTech

EdTech platform Emeritus raises $650 million from SoftBank, Accel, others

Emeritus, an EdTech platform used by some of the world’s top universities and other educational institutions for online courses, has said it raised $650 million in a funding round ...

Platform News: Lyft ride-hailing app is part of the sharing economy

Argo AI, Ford and Lyft to launch self-driving ride-hail service

Self-driving start-up Argo AI, carmaker Ford Motor Co and ride-hail company Lyft Inc have said they partnered to offer robotaxi trips to Lyft customers in Miami and Austin.

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