Rupert Hoogewerf

Vision, robotics and language are key areas where China is worldwide leading artificial intelligence, says Rupert Hoogewerf, chairman of the Hurun report on AI. The number of patent applications has been rising sharply over the past five years, he adds in the South China Morning Post. Huawei holds a top position.

The South China Morning Post:

Tencent is one of the main champions of AI technology in China’s medical industry while Baidu is a key AI player in smart homes and smart driving, said the report.

E-commerce powerhouse Alibaba, leading Chinese surveillance camera maker Hikvision, voice-recognition developer iFlytek and state-owned power company State Grid also made it to the top 10…

“The number of AI patent applications has risen rapidly in the past five years, and China is the world leader especially in the fields of vision, robotics and language,” said Hurun Report chairman and chief researcher Rupert Hoogewerf, also known by his Chinese name Hu Run.

Unlike many leading Chinese technology firms that primarily focus on software development, Huawei and Hikvision are also major chip designers.

Both were included in the US trade blacklist, officially called the Entity List, earlier this year. Their inclusion in the list effectively bars them from purchasing US goods, as the world’s two largest economies extend their trade competition into technology.

More in the South China Morning Post.

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