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China calls for joint development in AI to reduce risk of technology gap between rich and poor countries
China’s AI industry continues to grow, with core activities in the sector valued at US$7bil and the number of AI enterprises exceeding 2,600 at the end of 2019. The conference attracted executives from nearly 500 companies and institutions, including US firms Intel, Tesla, Microsoft and Nvidia, as well as scientists and scholars.
World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee said on June 11 the Covid-19 pandemic demonstrates "the gross inequality” of a world where almost half the population is unable to connect to the Internet.
As the coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the business world and boosting online retailers and streaming services, another corner of the digital economy is thriving at least as much: cybersecurity.
Although people have been turning to online services during the Covid-19 pandemic, China’s economy shrank 6.8% in first quarter. Some sectors such as online education, remote working and gaming, have seen a surge in their traffic during the health crisis.
In the past four years, the United Arab Emirates has grown a small but rising share of its own organic tomatoes, aiming to shore up food security in an import-dependent desert country.
Through crackling Internet lines and jumpy connections, a group of Syrian students recently reunited after nearly two years, recreating their English language classes and their small community online from pockets of opposition-held areas.
China’s once-resilient tech economy starting to crack under pressure from coronavirus economic carnage
In the first quarter of 2020, the number of Chinese recruitment postings across all industries fell 22.6% compared with the same period last year. A survey found that 5.4% of tech firms experienced job cuts while 12.9% have reduced contractors, interns and part-time employees.
Tencent Holdings Ltd’s revenue beat expectations after Covid-19 lockdowns propelled gaming sales to their fastest pace of growth since 2017, sending shares surging in Hong Kong.
Apple Inc's discounts on the iPhone 11 in China and the release of a new low-price SE model have put the company in a better position than rivals to weather a coronavirus-related plunge in global smartphone demand.
Coronavirus is permanently shaking up the global outsourcing industry as lockdowns from Bangalore to Manila prompt firms to “reshore” jobs and, with AI, to move further away from needing humans at all.