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News articles, analyses and commentary about machines that mimic human cognitive functions such as learning and problem solving. This also covers chatbots, algorithms, consumer products and Big Data analysis that make use of AI.

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Alibaba has emerged as a major backer of Moonshot AI, one of China’s hottest artificial intelligence start-ups, holding a 36 per cent stake in the firm.

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Nvidia’s H20 chip is being sold in some cases at more than a 10 per cent discount in China, compared to Huawei’s Ascend 910B, sources said.

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The Chinese tech giant is selling up to US$5 billion worth of convertible bonds, while company leaders set e-commerce and cloud computing as its core businesses in a move ‘towards strategic clarity’.

In Netflix’s Atlas, Jennifer Lopez’s heroine must embrace AI to save humans from Simu Liu’s rogue android. The film offers few surprises and its wholehearted embrace of technology is off-putting.

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SMIC accounted for 6 per cent of global chip foundry sales in the first quarter, behind industry leader TSMC’s 62 per cent share and Samsung’s 13 per cent share.

Chinese AI companies are waging a full-fledged price war in hopes of finding ways to commercialise their large language models, with Tencent the latest tech giant to slash prices for its products.

Chinese AI start-up Baichuan said the fourth iteration of its namesake Baichuan 4 model is the most advanced large language model launched by a Chinese company.

Office of Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data says investigation has found Worldcoin’s operations in city posed ‘serious risks to personal data privacy’.

Encode Justice, founded by 19-year-old US student Sneha Revanur, is pushing governments to take more concrete steps on AI regulation, with support from academics and officials.

Huawei Technologies has launched an Arabic large language model and Egypt’s first public cloud service in Cairo as it eyes opportunities amid rising demand for generative artificial intelligence in the region.

Alibaba Cloud has slashed the fees for using its generative artificial intelligence models by up to 97 per cent, a week after ByteDance launched a rival service that costs less than most competitors.

The computers, which run chips from Qualcomm, are 58 per cent faster than Apple’s top-of-the-line MacBook Air M3, according to Microsoft.

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Movie star Scarlett Johansson said she was ‘shocked’ by an OpenAI synthetic voice that sounds like her, which was released after she declined to work with the ChatGPT-maker on such a project.

The city has contributed to the GBA’s academic research and development in fields of strategic importance such as biomedicine, artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

Moonshot AI’s Kimi Chatbot has started charging fees in return for faster responses, joining a growing list of Chinese artificial intelligence companies testing the waters of profiting from mass users.

Artificial intelligence could improve organisations’ productivity by up to 47 per cent, but 76 per cent of employers say they lack the knowledge to implement AI training, says study from Amazon Web Services.

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Cloud Light Technology CEO Dennis Tong anticipates multiple years of 50 per cent growth as AI drives up demand for faster data centre resources.

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Director Patryk Vega uses AI to put the ruler’s face on an actor’s body to create a biopic that depicts the ruler from age 10 up to his fictional death.

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The Securities and Futures Commission has warned of a fraudulent crypto trading platform called Quantum AI, a long-time scam that uses deepfakes of Elon Musk.

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