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China extends lead in quantity of Top500 supercomputers

China extended its dominance in a list of the world's fastest supercomputers by the number of systems, according to a semi-annual ranking of the Top500 published Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/19 7:57:57

Tencent Music's quarterly revenue beats on subscriber growth

China's Tencent Music Entertainment Group reported better-than-expected third-quarter revenue on November 11 as the streaming company added more paying users.
Source: Reuters | 2019/11/14 22:58:40

Artificial intelligence IQ Over 9,000: Russian Military to Get Support of Artificial Intelligence

In mid-October, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the national strategy for artificial intelligence (AI) development during the period until 2030.
Source: Sputniknews | 2019/11/14 16:24:44

Ban on Chinese employees due to 'cyber threats' list: GitLab

Open-core platform GitLab replied to the Global Times on Tuesday and admitted the decision to block Chinese and Russian employees was made due to an unstable domestic atmosphere in the US after the country's security authorities listed China among countries seen as "cyber threats."
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2019/11/6 0:53:03

Aussie-made autonomous submarine draws immersive 3D underwater maps

A new autonomous submarine, developed by Australian company UAM Tec, is set to change the way people interact with the underwater environment, creating realistic 3D images of the bottom of the ocean more cheaply and efficiently than ever before.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/30 12:55:21

Job transformation in the era of intelligent machines

As the fourth industrial revolution is gaining momentum, the job loss issue is a significant concern. Often the numbers being mentioned are based on conjectures -- like Bangladesh's garments industry will lose 60 per cent jobs by 2030. There are also pieces of evidence that technology has been polarising the job market across professions as well as countries. However, prediction of the effect of intelligent machines on the labour market appears to be conflicting. For example, a Swiss think-tank predicts that robots will displace 75 million jobs globally by 2022 but create 133 million new ones! There has also been disagreement about "an influential 2013 forecast by the Oxford University that found about 47 per cent of jobs in the US in 2010 and 35 per cent in the UK were at "high risk" of being automated over the following 20 years." Such conflicting predictions, as well as unclear polarising effects, often create grave confusion, leading to inaction. Such a situation demands answer to a vital question: how does labour-replacing technological change affect the allocation of workers to jobs, and what are its effects on wage distribution?
Source: Financial Express | 2019/10/29 18:23:47

Aussie scientists' global challenge to deter "overconfident" robots

We could soon live in a world where domestic service robots perform household chores and clean up for us as we go about our daily lives. But what if your new mechanical helper decides to put your laptop in the dishwasher, places your cat in the bathtub and throws your treasured possessions into the trash?
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/26 20:28:49

President Xi stresses importance of core blockchain technology

Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country should accelerate the development of blockchain technology, regarding it as a crucial breakthrough for the self-innovation of core technologies.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/25 23:16:33

No connection between cyber security and governance models: official

At the ongoing 6th World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, East China's Zhejiang Province, a network affairs coordinator with China's Foreign Ministry said the cyber security issue should not be politicized.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2019/10/22 0:43:33

SE Asian nations aim to regulate Big Tech

Southeast Asian governments are banding together to take on global tech giants on issues including “fake news” and taxation, marking a new stage in the region's approach to the Internet's explosive growth.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/26 20:08:40