ai obtained a cross-provincial demonstration application permit on Thursday from three government bodies, including the Tianjin Municipal Transportation Commission, marking the first time a permit of this type has been granted to self-driving heavy-duty trucks.
ai will collaborate with logistics company Sinotrans to provide autonomous highway freight services on the Beijing and Tianjin sections of the Beijing-Tianjin-Tanggu expressway.
ai has initiated explorations of autonomous truck logistics and dedicated logistics freight operations in numerous locations across China.
ai and its joint venture companies have accumulated nearly 4 million km of autonomous truck testing distance, with a total freight weight of almost 20 million ton-kilometers.
Chinese artificial intelligence startup Zhipu AI has unveiled its latest foundational large language model-GLM4, as the Beijing-based company showcased the technological achievements it has achieved over the past three years.
Zhang Peng, CEO of Zhipu AI, said GLM-4 exhibits a significant overall performance boost, approaching the capabilities of GPT-4, a large language model developed by the US company OpenAI.
Meanwhile, Zhipu AI announced that it has initiated an open-source fund for large language models.
This comprehensive initiative involves providing a thousand AI chip cards to the large language model open-source community, contributing 10 million yuan ($1.39 million) in cash to support open-source projects related to large language models.
Founded in 2019, Zhipu AI has received much attention in the past year.
Last June, the US technology media The Information listed Zhipu AI as one of the five Chinese companies most likely to become China's OpenAI.
Huang's trip came as the Wall Street Journal quoted anonymous sources saying that top Chinese cloud firms have told Nvidia they do not want its slower artificial intelligence chips and that they would prefer using homegrown chips from companies such as Huawei amid the US government's restrictions on Nvidia's most advanced AI chips to China.
Noting the database is the core and fundamental technology for managing and storing data, Li said the move is expected to lay the foundation for emergence of AI innovations on the cloud.
The handsets come with a bunch of new AI features, such as providing two-way, real-time voice and text translations of phone calls within the native app, helping perfect conversational tones to ensure communication sounds as it was intended, as well as automatically summarizing incoming messages and suggesting relevant replies.
"Galaxy AI is built on our innovation heritage and deep understanding of how people use their phones.
As one of the first batch of communications firms to embrace artificial intelligence, Paris-based Havas Group decided to actively apply AI to its business while continuing to invest in the Chinese market, which is considered a leading market in creative goods and services.
Yannick Bollore, global chairman and CEO of Havas Group, believes AI will bring disruptive changes to the industry.
"AI has been a topic of discussion for the last 12 months on a global scale.
However, despite the positive development in both China and the global market, companies like Havas still need to maneuver amid changes brought by AI to the industry.
Research released by US market research company Gartner Inc recently pointed out that nearly 63 percent of marketing executives plan to invest in generative AI solutions in the next two years.
Yang Tong, vice-president of Amazon China, pointed out that generative AI will become a creative tool used by advertisers in their daily lives in 2024.
To embrace the rapidly growing technology and AI industry, Havas quickly responded and became a prime example in the industry.
Besides providing global training for tips on newly emerging technologies and making AI tools accessible to almost all employees around the world, the company implemented AI Generated Content in its business operations.
"AI, and its many derivatives, are already being deployed across the majority (over 90 percent) of our group," said Bollore.
AI is poised to reinvent the entire communications industry and pave the way for better, more accessible human expression by eliminating monotonous tasks and expanding creative potential.
""We will arm our client solutions and offerings empowered by AI, especially where creative content and visual meet, by bringing and adapting new tools," Bollore added.
Baidu said in a statement that the company is committed to operating its AI related products and businesses in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and best corporate practices.
Concurrently, the rapid development of emerging technologies, particularly generative AI, has reshaped the way we think and work.
Chinese education technology company, Squirrel Ai, plans to launch its artificial intelligence-enabled products to international users by the end of this year, after it launched what the company claimed to be the world's first adaptive learning large model that spans major subjects, recently.
"Squirrel Ai is expected to offer new products and services to global users by the end of this year.
We will also offer the Squirrel Ai system for free to 20 percent of children from the lowest-income families in the world to promote educational equity,"said Li Haoyang, chairman of Squirrel Ai.
Driven by Squirrel Ai's 10 billion learning behavior data accumulated from 24 million students, the company's large model has made breakthroughs in AI technologies including recommendation algorithms and deep knowledge tracking, he said.
The working group was established to promote the implementation of relevant policies, offer relevant departments feedback from the front lines of the market on the one hand, and offer further support to the application of AI large model technology in the education field, it said.
Liu Jiansen, an analyst at Canalys, a market research provider, said that with electronics manufacturers vying to showcase the selling points of AI, electric vehicles with ADAS are expected to be a prominent focus at this year's CES.
As United States' OpenAI's ChatGPT has taken the tech world by storm over the past year, Qiu said that Udemy was one of the first global learning platforms to offer content on learning generative AI skills, and published a course just 11 days after its launch.
"More efforts will definitely be made to offer more content on generative AI to help more people become more competitive and innovative in this fast-moving macroeconomic environment," he added.
"From 39 billion to a single digit number, that's what AI and ML mean to cybersecurity at work," he said, adding that AI and ML will significantly push forward what cybersecurity is all about — detecting and responding.
"Now, AI and ML can help take both MTTD and MTTR to under a minute.
In terms of the future landscape, Green said in five to 10 years from now, the cybersecurity industry - which is highly fragmented today with around 3,000 players in total - will be highly consolidated at that time, and only very few players can help customers solve the most critical problems, and AI and ML will be essentially on how this gets done.
Unlike traditional infrastructure, such as railways, roads and water conservancy, the concept of "new infrastructure" refers to critical facilities based on information technologies, like 5G, AI, the industrial internet, and the internet of things, which describes networks of devices that can connect and exchange data.
GCL Energy Technology, a subsidiary of GCL Group, launched the first computing power center in Shanghai on Wednesday, as the prowess of artificial intelligence (AI) computing swiftly penetrates a myriad of sectors.
This is after the company launched China's first energy AI supercomputing center, with a calculated power capacity of 1000P, in Suzhou in August.
Nvidia is a dominant supplier of AI chips to the Chinese market, but the US' latest export controls are likely to leave room for the emergence of competitive Chinese rivals.
Huang said Huawei Technologies Co is among a field of "very formidable" competitors to Nvidia in the race to produce the best AI chips.
The company has projects in China that leverage AI, collaborative partnerships for renewable energy and intelligent warehouse solutions.
Available data will also be recognized and reviewed by AI on the platform.
Zhou Jingren, CTO of Alibaba Cloud, said the open-source ecosystem is crucial for promoting the technological advancement and application of LLMs in China, adding they will continue to invest in open-sourced LLM, and aim to offer the most open LLM in the era of AI.
He added that the open-source LLM will help enterprises simplify the process of model training and deployment, lower threshold for the application of LLM and establish their own customized AI models at a faster pace.
LinkedIn has found that China companies are focusing on global talent development in the fields of AI and related digital skills, ESG (environmental, social and governance), decarbonization and sustainability.
According to him, TCL has ratcheted up efforts to bolster the adoption of intelligent technologies such as AI and big data in production lines, build up digital supply chain system, drive intelligent transformation of manufacturing enterprises in the upstream and downstream of the industrial chain as well as promote the green and low-carbon development of enterprises.
Another key initiative is the launch of TripGenie, an intuitive and personal AI travel assistant, which has completely re-engineered how users interact with AI in travel planning and booking, creating a conversation flow that is human-like and intuitive.
However, Li noted that in the long run, having difficulties in acquiring the most advanced chips inevitably will have an impact on the pace of AI development in China, and therefore Baidu is proactively seeking alternatives.
While these options are not as advanced as the best chips in the US, the company’s four-layer AI architecture and the strength in AI algorithm will continue to help it improve efficiency and mitigate some of these challenges, Li added.
For instance, Baidu has made some innovations in its deep learning framework PaddlePaddle and its foundation model Ernie to allow them to be better compatible with different types of AI chips.
Tencent Holdings Ltd also said in an earlier earnings call that the company's stockpile of H800 chips developed by US AI chip company Nvidia is large enough to sustain development of its AI model, Hunyuan, for the foreseeable future, adding it will figure out ways to make usage of AI chips more efficiently.
腾讯控股有限公司（Tencent Holdings Ltd）在早些时候的电话财报会议上还表示，该公司由美国人工智能芯片公司英伟达（Nvidia）开发的H800芯片库存足够大，足以在可预见的未来维持其人工智能模型“混元”的开发，并补充说，该公司将找出更有效地利用人工智能芯片的方法。
"Our ongoing investments in AI have underpinned technological and product innovations," said Luo Rong, chief financial officer of Baidu, adding looking forward, Baidu will continue prioritizing investments in AI, especially in generative AI and foundation models.
China is one of the most active countries in the world in the field of AI and digitalization, and the company hopes to build an ecosystem in the country to spur innovations that help meet the demand for digital and personalized healthcare solutions, he added.
The Cloud Intelligence Group will implement a strategy of driving growth with AI and prioritizing public cloud, as well as scale up its technology investments in AI-related software and hardware, Wu added.
Oppo said AndesGPT features enhanced dialogue abilities, customized AI services and device-cloud collaboration.
The company has also established AI collaboration with over 45 key domestic and international universities.
In order to make life more convenient and easier, an advanced robot control system has become an indispensable part of the AI age.
But less than half of the Chinese employees are using generative AI under the guidance of their employers, which means that there is much room of related training services, said Ni.
Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing unit of Chinese tech heavyweight Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, on Tuesday unveiled the latest version of its large language model, Tongyi Qianwen 2.0, and a suite of industry-specific models amid an intensifying AI race among tech companies.
Tongyi Qianwen 2.0 boasts a few hundreds of billions of parameters, a benchmark used to measure AI model power, and represents a substantial upgrade from its predecessor launched back in April, Alibaba Cloud said.
We aim to be the most open cloud in the era of AI," said Joe Tsai, chairman of Alibaba Group at Alibaba Cloud's annual flagship tech event Apsara Conference.
"We hope that through the cloud, it will become easier and more affordable for everyone to develop and use AI, so we can help, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, to turn AI into huge productivity," he added.
He said Alibaba's AI model-sharing platform ModelScope features more than 2,300 models and 2.7 million developers, with over 100 million models downloaded.
We're committed to using cutting-edge technologies, including generative AI, to help customers capture the growth momentum forward," said Zhou Jingren, CTO of Alibaba Cloud.
To help businesses better reap the benefits of generative AI in a cost-effective way, the company is launching a more powerful foundation model as well as industry-specific models to tackle domain-specific challenges, Zhou said.
Academic publisher says generative AI tools to be at forefront of changeNetherlands-based academic publishing company Elsevier is strengthening efforts to partner with Chinese scientists and engineers in the field of generative artificial intelligence, the latest tech frontier that has taken the world by storm, on the back of China's emergence as a scientific research powerhouse.
Elsevier has established an AI technology center in Shanghai, which will deepen cooperation with universities and enterprises in Shanghai.
"Generative AI will bring two potential benefits that I'm very excited about," Bayazit said.
"Meanwhile, with generative AI, we can create simple summaries of the scientific findings to the public and to students and to children, and the more the general public learns about science, the faster the progress will be that we can make as a whole world," she said.
The company launched its first alpha generative AI product called Scopus AI in August.
"China has more users of generative AI and more data compared to other economies, so I believe there are many opportunities here," Liu said.
Goldman Sachs Research has forecast that breakthroughs in generative AI could drive a 7 percent, or almost $7 trillion, increase in global GDP and lift productivity growth by 1.5 percentage points over a 10-year period.
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According to Lau, Oppo is investing big into a self-developed AI large language model.
Founded by Wang Xiaochuan, founder of internet search engine Sogou Inc, Baichuan was one of the first companies to open its AI large language models to the public after receiving approval from Chinese authorities in late August.
Through this partnership and ongoing development, ABB has been using artificial intelligence as a tool for data analytics and looking at the new world of possibilities opened by generative AI.
Wu Xinhong, founder, chairman and CEO of Meitu, said the combination of AI model with image productivity tools will lower the threshold of content creation and improve the production efficiency of the imaging industry to let more people enjoy the dividends brought by AI.
He noted that AI could create unique and original paintings through fully learning different painting styles and techniques.
Currently, the use of AI visual model is still in a phase of initial exploration, Wu said, adding the large-scale application of such technology might happen between 2026 and 2030.
In June, Meitu rolled out a string of AI tools covering visual creation, commercial photography, professional video editing and commercial design.
The system, which integrates big data and AI algorithms, is expected to increase energy efficiency by over 20 percent, cut costs by more than 30 percent, lower overall energy consumption by over 15 percent and raise comprehensive energy utilization efficiency to over 75 percent.
Moreover, companies need to build a cloud-first infrastructure, create the data foundations for large language models and AI, work seamlessly across technology platforms and address security threats.
Large language models require big computing power, which determines the speed of AI iteration and innovation, and even the speed of economic development.
Now, the scarcity and high cost of computing power have become the core factors constraining the development of AI, Meng said.
From tuning into local user needs to leverage AI, we hope to help more Chinese users explore the world through language," said Luis von Ahn, co-founder and CEO of Duolingo.
Duolingo联合创始人兼首席执行官Luis von Ahn表示：“从适应当地用户的需求到利用人工智能，我们希望帮助更多中国用户通过语言探索世界。”。
Hunyuan has a scale of over 100 billion parameters and pre-training data of over 2 trillion tokens, two standards used to measure the power of AI models, said Dowson Tong, senior executive vice-president of Tencent.
Last month, Beijing granted the first batch of approvals for generative AI services and gave the green light to eight technology firms, including AI firm SenseTime Group, to offer ChatGPT-like chatbots to the public.
As the global AI race becomes increasingly fierce, Chinese companies should continue to strengthen investment and research in AI for self-reliance, said Liu Dian, a senior researcher at the China Institute of Fudan University.
The move came after Beijing granted the first batch of approvals for generative AI services in August and gave the green light to technology firms including search giant Baidu and AI firm SenseTime to offer ChatGPT-like chatbots to the public.
It has launched three LLMs, and opened its AI large language models to the public after receiving approval from Chinese authorities last week.
Dubbed as Galaxy, the company's LLM deeply integrates the AI algorithm with educational data.
The company said its SparkDesk has collaborated with over 10,000 enterprises in exploring the intelligent transformation industries, and more than 12,000 AI assistant applications have been developed, covering marketing, creation, programming, chatting, learning, reasoning, and other scenarios.
"We can almost run without people and lights because of AI and other digital technologies.
They include Chinese tech heavyweight Baidu Inc and ByteDance; AI firms Baichuan Intelligent Technology, SenseTime, Zhipu AI, MiniMax; as well as research institutes the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.