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China Adds Huawei, Hikvision to National AI Innovation Platform

By Zhao Runhua  / Aug 29, 2019 05:56 PM / Business & Tech

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China’s Ministry of Science and Technology has added 10 companies including telecommunications giant Huawei and surveillance-technology maker Hikvision to a major national artificial intelligence (AI) development program, the state-run People.cn reported.

The other companies newly included in the National Open Innovation Platform for Next Generation Artificial Intelligence are Yitu Technology, JD.com, MiningLamp, Megvii, Qihoo 360, PingAn, Tomorrow Advancing Life, and Xiaomi, according to the list announced on Thursday at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference. 

The open platform, which was established in 2017 to foster cross-industry AI development and research sharing, already counted Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent among its members prior to the announcement.

Contact reporter Zhao Runhua (runhuazhao@caixin.com) 

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