Chinese artificial intelligence chip pioneer Cambricon Technology will go public on China's Nasdaq-style sci-tech innovation board known as the STAR market.
Cambricon said in its prospectus that it aims to raise no more than 2.8 billion yuan ($396 million).
On December 5, 2019, Cambricon and CITIC Securities signed an A-share listing guidance agreement, paving way for Cambricon to be listed on the STAR market.
The company said in a filing that it recorded 444 million yuan in revenue in 2019, and posted a net loss of about 1.179 billion yuan that year.
Founded in March 2016 by two brothers – Chen Tianshi and Chen Yunji – with a background in computer science, Cambricon has quickly grown into a major force in the booming Chinese semiconductor industry.
Cambricon's AI chip intellectual property products have powered smartphones and data servers including those made by Huawei Technologies Co and Alibaba Group
US tech heavyweight IBM is bringing its supercomputing prowess into the global fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.
Dario Gil, director of research at IBM, said in a post that since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the company has been working closely with governments in the US and worldwide to find all available options to put technology and expertise to work to accelerate research and enable the scientific and medical community to develop treatments and ultimately a cure.
Now, in collaboration with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the US Department of Energy and many others, IBM said it is helping launch the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, which will bring forth an unprecedented amount of computing power—16 systems with more than 330 petaflops, 775,000 CPU cores, 34,000 GPUs, and counting — to help researchers everywhere better understand COVID-19, its treatments and potential cures.
According to Gil, these high-performance computing systems allow researchers to run very large numbers of calculations in epidemiology, bioinformatics and molecular modeling. These experiments would take years to complete if worked by hand, or months if handled on slower, traditional computing platforms.
"Hi, this is from the health office. Can we kindly take a minute of your time to learn more about your health condition?"
Starting from Tuesday, some residents in South Korea will receive such artificial intelligence-powered phone calls. It is part of an AI-powered calling system launched by Chinese artificial intelligence pioneer iFlytek and South Korean software company Hancom.
The move is designed to help South Korea better track people who have close contacts with confirmed cases of coronavirus. It can also be used to keep track of the health situation of discharged patients, so as to reduce burden on front line medical workers amid the epidemic.
The system, deployed in South Korea via the two companies' joint venture Accufly.AI, can automatically record the conversations, and save a lot of manpower and time, iFlytek said in a statement.
Technology companies from China, including Huawei Technologies Co, are leveraging their technological prowess to help foreign nations in the global battle against the COVID-19 outbreak, as confirmed cases of the deadly virus rise overseas.
For instance, Huawei Cloud, the cloud computing unit of the Chinese tech major, and artificial intelligence company Huiying Medical Technology Co Ltd are offering AI-enabled auxiliary diagnostic systems to hospitals in Ecuador.
Otto Sonnenholzner, vice-president of Ecuador, said in a post on a social media platform on Sunday that thanks to the support of Huawei Cloud, Ecuador has become the first country in Latin America to have an AI-enabled auxiliary diagnostic system in two local hospitals.
Zheng Yelai, president of Huawei Cloud, said: "The AI-enabled system can help doctors make faster, more accurate decisions on whether patients are infected with the virus."
According to the company, it took only 14 hours for Huawei and Huiying to connect the AI-enabled system to a hospital in Ecuador. Hospitals in dozens of countries are contacting Huawei Cloud for possible cooperation to use the AI-enabled auxiliary diagnostic systems.
AI-medical imaging evaluation system has already played an active part in China's efforts to control the outbreak.
Shi Yuxin, deputy head of the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, said in an earlier interview that computerized tomography (CT) imaging is an important reference for the diagnosis and treatment of novel coronavirus pneumonia.
AI-enabled systems can help classify the pneumonia caused by the virus according to its severity, and calculate the burden on lungs. Traditional quantitative analysis performed by humans usually requires up to six hours. But AI system is able to perform the same task within a minute, Shi said.
Apart from Huawei, several other Chinese tech firms have also played a part in the global fight against the epidemic. The Hangzhou-based digital health company WeDoctor has launched an international traditional Chinese medicine epidemic prevention and control platform by partnering with the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies.
Integrating WeDoctor's internet healthcare structure and the federation's TCM medical resources, the platform aims to promote online consultation services to better serve people overseas.
Over 100,000 doctors at Baidu Health, a direct aid service platform integrating massive professional medical care institutions in China, provide 24-hour services for people including overseas Chinese in hard-hit countries.
Another internet platform JD Health has also launched a global free health consultation platform, bringing together a number of experts and doctors who have rich anti-epidemic experience, including 30 experts of traditional Chinese medicine.
JD Health also offers consultation services in English to provide medical help for foreigners.
Chinese companies are more frequently adopting cloud technologies to resume operations, recruit employees and revive economic activity as the novel coronavirus outbreak comes under increasing control across the country.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the nation's top industry regulator, said that among about 2.2 million small and medium-sized enterprises that use cloud platforms in their operations, 52 percent of them had resumed work as of March 5.
Xin Guobin, vice-minister of industry and information technology, said more than 60 percent of small and medium-sized companies from regions outside the hardest-hit Hubei province had resumed work as of March 13.
The ministry said logistics, courier companies and internet-enabled transportation enterprises will be encouraged to take the lead in resuming operations by fully leveraging the new-generation information and communication technologies.
It said more efforts will be made to further promote cooperation between manufacturers and IT enterprises so that wider use of the industrial internet, industrial software applications, automated production, remote operations and other new-business formats can help plants quickly restore production.
Many Chinese tech companies have provided cutting-edge cloud solutions to help enterprises resume operations. China Telecom, the nation's third-largest telecom carrier, said starting from Feb 19, it would provide its cloud services for all SMEs in China free of charge for three months, to help them get back to work.
Via its cloud-based office tools, SMEs can better ensure the health of employees and rapidly resume work through videoconferencing, China Telecom said.
The move comes as cloud-based office tools like videoconferencing and online training modules are gaining traction in China as white-collar workers engage in remote work to avoid the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen in Guangdong province are the top three cities using videoconferencing powered by WeChat Work, an all-in-one communications app for enterprises, according to a recent report published by its developer, Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Yonyou Network Technology Co Ltd, a Beijing-based software company, has also offered a string of cloud solutions to support remote work and services for human resources, finance, marketing and purchasing.
"Our company has developed a platform for enterprises that want to purchase goods for work resumption, and for the suppliers that provide such goods and services," said Guo Jintong, vice-president of Yonyou.
As of March 10, enterprises had indicated demand for more than 19.83 million units of goods, and suppliers can meet 18.53 million units of such goods, Guo said.
Yonyou's cloud services have also been used by a string of companies such as coal industry player Pengfei Industry Group, and Longrich, which produces disinfectants, to resume work.
Cloud-empowered recruitment has also become popular during the spring hiring season to avoid coronavirus transmission.
A growing number of enterprises including Huawei, Tencent, Suning and Hema Fresh are launching cloud recruitment, which means job seekers could get their offers via online interviews, and even start their online work right away.
On Feb 13, the official WeChat account of Xinsheng Shequ, Huawei's official employee community platform, said the 2020 recent graduate recruitment drive was underway. In order to guarantee health and safety, job interviews would be conducted online.
Many colleges and universities in Beijing are resorting to "cloud recruitment" for this year's new graduates instead of on-site recruiting sessions.
On Peking University's job information website, 350 companies and institutions are offering more than 23,000 positions. Students graduating this summer can submit resumes and have interviews with employers online.
The university's online recruiting session has drawn more than 2 million views, according to the university's student career center. Peking University also provides free online training for students intending to sit for interviews for the national civil service exam.
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