Alibaba Group Holding has acquired 100% of Hangzhou C-SKY Microsystems Co., Ltd., an integrated circuit design house, in a move to expand the tech giant’s chip development capabilities, according to local Chinese media.
Tencent Holdings’ investment fund and Chinese investment banking and asset management firm China Renaissance have led a RMB1 billion (US$159.2 million) series C round in Chinese big data firm MiningLamp, according to China Renaissance’s official WeChat account.
China’s largest retailer Alibaba Group Holding and artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition firm Face++ have led a RMB349 million (US$55.6 million) round in Chinese video technology firm Video++, also known as Jilian Technology.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has led a US$600 million series C round in SenseTime, a Beijing-based Chinese artificial intelligence company specializing in facial and image recognition technology and its application.
To manage the largest population on earth, Chinese police have turned to artificial intelligence for help. The latest example is in the city of Shenzhen, where police are installing AI cameras to identify and cite jaywalkers.
Chinese mobile Internet company Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM) has unveiled a series of artificial intelligence-powered smart devices and robotics products in a glitzy event held last night in Beijing’s National Aquatics Center.
Chinese Internet giant Tencent has announced the establishment of a robotics laboratory named "Robotics X”, to support the company’s push into AI and robotics. The new lab, to be based in Shenzhen, will reinforce Tencent’s R&D in the artificial intelligence realm in conjunction with its existing AI Lab, launched in April 2016. At the same time, the company announced that it had reached a strategic cooperation agreement with Nature Research, a subsidiary of academic publisher Springer Nature, to promote research …
Chinese automatic machine learning start-up TaoData has raised a series B round of more than RMB100 million (US$15.8 million) led by strategic investor Fosun International.
He Xiaodong, former principal researcher at Microsoft Research’s artificial intelligence unit will join JD.com as vice president working at JD.com’s AI lab, according to local media.
Baidu, one of China’s Internet and tech titans, announced plans to integrate three departments into one called the Smart Living Group (SLG) to consolidate and streamline its businesses in the smart hardware sector.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s took to the stage at the annual gathering of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) members and laid out a vision of the Chinese economy based on artificial intelligence. Corporate China also joint in the AI chorus.
Chinese autonomous driving start-up JingChi Inc. has joined Baidu’s open-source autonomous driving platform Apollo in what appears to be a reconciliation between the two companies.
For the hundreds of thousands Chinese scientists trained overseas returning home, there is now a more palpable concern when making this increasingly popular career move. As the FBI accused a top Chinese AI expert for fraud last week, the action was interpreted by China as part of a "technology cold war" waged by the U.S. against the country and its top scientists.
Chinese tech company SenseTime has joined with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ("MIT") in an "alliance" to promote understanding and application of artificial intelligence.
China’s largest news app Toutiao has reportedly acquired augmented reality-based selfie app Faceu for US$300 million, as the personalized recommendation news platform continues to expand its business scope.
Similar to the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony in 2008 when thousands of performers waved their drumsticks in synchronization, the 2018 New Year’s Eve gala televised a few days ago featured autonomous driving cars, flying drones and boats dancing together to form symbolic images of a rising China.
Sequoia China has led a US$40 million series C round in Mountain View-based artificial intelligence-powered fraud detection solution provider DataVisor, according to an announcement.
Chinese police have a stylish new way to fight crime: high-tech facial-recognition sunglasses.
Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has opened up its artificial intelligence images platform to the public, essentially offering basic image and facial recognition capabilities for free. The move raises the question if start-ups focused on providing facial recognition services would still be commercially viable.
China will need to upgrade its regulatory framework and infrastructure before it becomes a leader in the autonomous vehicles space, according to a study by KPMG. In the report, China came 16th on a list of 20 nations in terms of readiness for autonomous vehicles, just below Spain, but ahead of Brazil, Russia and India.
Tencent Holdings Ltd. is reported to have lead a RMB10 billion (US$1.59 billion) deal to invest in Chinese menswear group Heilan Home Co Ltd., the latest in a string of investments in the brick-and-mortar retail space by Tencent as it competes with e-commerce giant Alibaba.
Baidu Venture Capital (BV), the early-stage investment unit of Baidu Inc. focused on artificial intelligence investments, has completed the first closing of its second RMB fund, having raised nearly RMB2 billion (US$317 million), according to a WeChat post by the firm. Together with BV’s first RMB fund and a US dollar fund, the firm has total assets under management of around RMB3 billion (US$476 million), the company said. External investors joined the fund for the first time as limited partners, …
Andrew Ng, former chief scientist at Baidu and one of the founders of the Google Brain team, announced that his artificial intelligence-focused incubator AI Fund has raised US$175 million from investors including Sequoia Capital, the SoftBank Group, New Enterprise Associates, Greylock Partners and others.
Chinese electric vehicle maker Xiaopeng Motors has raised RMB2.2 billion (US$348 million) in a series B round led by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., IDG Capital and Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., also known as Foxconn.
China’s largest ride hailing firm Didi Chuxing has established a new artificial intelligence lab in Beijing to support its development on smart transportation technology.
China’s tech giant Baidu Inc. is again losing artificial intelligence talent. Wu Xuebin, Baidu’s vice president in charge of autonomous driving has resigned, just as the company is accelerating its push into autonomous vehicles.
Chinese industrial robot manufacturer HIT Robot Group (HRG Robotics) has agreed to team up with South Korea’s Golden Jumping Group (GJG) to expand business in both countries.
China recorded US$40 billion in venture capital investment deals in 2017, a 14.3% increase from US$35 billion in 2016, buoyed by a flurry of massive investment in artificial intelligence and automobile technologies in the fourth quarter, according to a report by KPMG.
China Money Network’s DealShot provides detailed information on venture capital and private equity deals in China on a daily basis. Here you can find out where Chinese investors have been investing their money in at around 5pm each workday.
Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has led a new funding round in Rokid, a Chinese robotics start-up. Investors including Credit Suisse Group, CDIB Capital International, and existing investor IDG Capital also participated in the round, Rokid announced on its Wechat official account. The company did not disclose the amount it raised, but Chinese media reports put the number at US$100 million. Rokid did not immediately respond to China Money Network’s inquiry to confirm the figure. The new round values the company at …
When it comes to raising tens of millions of dollars in venture capital, it helps to be a veteran of Baidu’s artificial intelligence units. Over the prior 12 months, former employees of the Chinese tech giant have raised close to US$300 million in VC funding rounds, according to a review of deals by China Money Network.