US leading race in artificial intelligence, China rising: survey
Washington (AFP) - The United States is leading rivals in development and use of artificial intelligence while China is rising quickly and the European Union is lagging, a research report showed Monday. The study by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation assessed AI using 30 separate metrics including human talent, research activity, commercial development and investment in hardware and software. The United States leads, with an overall score of 44.6 points on a 100-point scale, followed by China with 32 and the European Union with 23.3, the report based on 2020 data found. The r...
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Indian agritechs grab investor attention, drive agriculture modernization
By Atul Ranjan and Celine Chen NEW DELHI, NNA - Agritech, one of the hottest investment segments in recent years, is expected to see further growth and adoption in India, where agriculture has remained remarkably resilient during the pandemic. Indian agritech startups which are bringing innovation to the farming sector by leveraging various technologies have caught the attention of investors betting on emerging opportunities amid agriculture modernization push across the world, including India. According to research firm Venture Intelligence that tracks private equity and venture capital inves...
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Japanese hi-tech duo eyes Vietnam's OCR market with AI-based service
HANOI, NNA - Japan's AI inside Inc. has teamed with a Vietnamese affiliate of Japanese telecommunications company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corp. to market an artificial intelligence-equipped optical character recognition service in Vietnam. AI inside announced the partnership with OCG Technology Joint Stock Co., based in Hanoi, on Thursday for the cloud-based "DX Suite" service that scans accounting slips and other documents hand-written in Vietnamese for conversion into printed matter. Equipped with deep-learning AI technology developed by AI inside, the optical character-reading s...
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Singapore firm's robot baristas to serve coffee at JR East stations
SINGAPORE, NNA - East Japan Railway Co. has acquired an equity stake in Crown Technologies with a view to using the Singapore retail tech startup's fully autonomous robotic baristas to serve coffee at railway stations in Japan. JR East Business Development SEA Pte. Ltd., a local subsidiary of the major Japanese railway operator known as JR East, said Tuesday it bought Crown Technologies shares at an undisclosed price in a deal intended to introduce the ELLA system, capable of serving 200 cups of coffee per hour, to JR East stations. By combining artificial intelligence, internet of things and ...
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AI Can Remove Bias From Healthcare Decisions, Panel Says
Medical ethicists have long been troubled that racial disparities make their way into healthcare decisions, with worse outcomes for racial minorities and other at-risk classes. Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more For example: Black patients in emergency rooms were 40% less likely to be prescribed pain management medication than white patients.Hispanic patients in emergency rooms were 25% less likely to be prescribed pain management medication than white patients.Obese patients are at risk of misdiagnosis if a provider attributes a condition to the co-existing condition of obesity,...