Asia AI News 1 August 2019 – Artificial intelligence leaders, tech firms and AI startups are preparing to converge on the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in Pudong New Area at the end of this month, venue for the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) which takes place August 29 to 31.
Last year’s event heralded news of Microsoft, Amazon, Alibaba, and several other global firms plans to open AI research and innovation centres in Shanghai. Since then, IBM has also opened a three R&D centres at its new regional headquarters on Zhangjiang AI Island.
Around 300 companies are expected to participate in this year’s exhibition, which will attract some 200,000 visitors, including attendees from more than 40 countries. About 50 per cent of the conference speaker platform will consist of foreign speakers.
In other news, Singapore-based robo-advisor Bambu has raised $10 million to grow its global footprint and Seoul Robotics releases a ground-breaking smart 3D perception software platform for all major LiDAR sensors. Lots more news in today’s Asia AI News.
Startups, investment firms and other organisations featured in today’s newsletter:
- Baidu (China)
- Bambu (Singapore)
- HireXP (India)
- HOMI SmartHome (Hong Kong)
- National University of Singapore (NUS)
- Pensees (China)
- PetSnap (Singapore)
- Rivigo (India)
- Seoul Robotics (South Korea)