A snapshot of December 2021’s news, headlines, reports and commentary around artificial intelligence, focusing where possible on implementations and developments in South and Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
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- ICYMI: Sanas, an artificial intelligence-powered software startup that aims to beat poor communication by changing people’s accents in real time
- China’s SenseTime IPO plan uncertain as US blacklists company over AI-driven ‘facial recognition programs that can determine a target’s ethnicity’
- Facebook AI’s Ego4D, a long-term project built with consortium of 13 uni’s & labs in 9 countries, 2,200 hours of first-person video and over 700 participants in their daily lives
- Nvidia and Microsoft build world’s largest artificial intelligence-powered language model to date, superceding OpenAI’s GPT-3 AI
- South Korea’s Aniai from the Born2Global Centre selected as 1 of 10 companies to participate in Q3 intake of Microsoft for Startups with AI-backed robotic kitchen tech
- India: Microsoft launches startup-focused AI Innovate programme and AI Playbook to provide resources, partnerships and guidance around deploying AI at scale
- ‘Principles for Responsible Artificial Intelligence, Approach Document for India, Part 1’ (pdf)
- China: LLVision Tech releases eyewear that converts speech into text in real-time for hearing-impaired people, using augmented reality and artificial intelligence
- Philippines: Connected Women social impact startup partnered by Union Bank to develop financial inclusion solutions contextualized for Filipinos
- Australia: GamefaceAI acquired in $33M deal by Slinger Bags equipment giant with AI-driven analysis of sports footage, providing insights on a match or sporting performance
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