News on China's scientific and technological development.


News of dubious technical achievement? I tend to think game beating AIs to be much like Formula One. They don't have direct benefits in pushing the envelope of automotive technology, but they represent a strong exercise for the engineers that will someday do.

Google has been trying to get Alpha Go to do something much more complex than Chess or Go, resulting in Deepmind creating Alpha Star to master the game Starcraft II which is an RTS game.

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With that in mind, MOBAs like Dota 2 could be next.

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And this is where Tencent, who already owns League of Legends, comes in, using its own MOBA in Asia and China, known as Honor of Kings, or Arena of Valor in international markets, available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store by the way.

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Tencent details how its MOBA-playing AI system beats 99.81% of human opponents
100% - 99.81% = 0.19% would still beat the AI ... 0.19% * 7B = 1.9M people would still beat the AI :eek:
 
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The irony is "less American" means the US has less control therefore more freedom for the rest of the world. A lot of articles lately over the US fearing Chinese apps. Americans created apps to collect data so they're upset not because China is using the internet for some new crime. They're upset China is doing what they're doing. Remember when the US was bragging that they can spy on the President of China because his wife was seen carrying an iPhone. Now the US wants to world stop buying Chinese smartphones because they can be used as spying devices. Just look at the media where they look at themselves as the guardians of free speech. They hate the internet because they don't control the flow of information anymore which is also why they're getting killed by the internet. Notice how there use to be comment sections in most media outlets? Now they're rare. They don't want regular people daring to question what they put out there hence why comment section to news sites are disappearing. It use to be like before the era of electronic media, being an entertainer was universally seen a lowly profession. They had to be live there to face their audience and hecklers who could ruin you. They didn't make a lot of money. But then electronic media came along where the entertainer could separate from the audience and control the message without any hecklers. The media could tell you that Britney Spears was a fantastic singer and there were no one to say otherwise. That's why entertainers can make millions where they never could before. But now comes the internet. The heckler is reborn and now can have a say like they use to and the media doesn't like it. Less American means they aren't in control of the message anymore.
Also the NSA wouldn't be able to spy people who use Chinese phone, like Huawei .. thats why the US "hate" Huawei so much ... thats the main reason. If Huawei going ahead with Harmony OS .. even more .. they have no control at all

I just changed my phone to Huawei Nova 5T .. great price and specs (Kirin 980, 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage and 4 cameras) .... from LG G7 ... I won't go back to other phone other than Huawei ..... so great and smooth
 

AndrewS

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Chess is one thing for a learning algorithm to dominate in. Go is a totally different problem. With computer games, don't we already have bots that can absolutely dominate any human player for games like Starcraft? I'm not sure how the achievement measures up against a game like Go.
With Go, you can see the entire board and all of the pieces.

With a game like Starcraft, the AI has to guess what is happening elsewhere and what could happen like in the Fog of War
 

supercat

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China's iFlytek claims breakthrough in AI-powered voice recognition
Startup aims to put technology to use fighting phone scams in 2-3 years

XI'AN, China -- Chinese artificial intelligence startup iFlytek says it has developed AI-powered technology that can accurately identify a person by his or her voice, for use in law enforcement.

The company expects to be able to roll out a voiceprint recognition system nationwide in two to three years, said Fu Zhonghua, the deputy head of iFlytek's research center here.

The Chinese market for such technology has the prospect of becoming a driver of earnings growth for iFlytek, which has been hit with U.S. sanctions for its alleged role in China's internationally criticized treatment of Muslim minorities.

"Because recordings are important evidence when it comes to phone scams, demand for voice recognition is growing," Fu told reporters at the lab.

The voiceprint recognition tool harnesses iFlytek's strength in using AI to analyze data. Big data is crunched to add a layer to existing voice identification technology, raising the level of accuracy, according to the company.

The tool's primary uses are in law enforcement and phone monitoring, Fu said. A system that detects suspected scammers' voiceprints and automatically hangs up the phone has been undergoing trials in some parts of China since 2018. In two to three years, it should achieve nationwide scale, Fu said.

The technology could have broader uses, in such areas as finance. State-owned
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has introduced voiceprints as a second customer verification factor beside passwords.

The startup forms part of the vanguard of China's state-led AI development program. It received 276 million yuan ($39.4 million) in government subsidies in 2018, the equivalent of about 3% of its revenue.
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Here are some products from iFlytek:

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Chinese CPUs Now Work On Domestically-Produced Operating System

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China is one step closer to self-sufficiency.


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reports that China's homegrown Zhaoxin processors are now operational with its self-developed Unity Operating System (UOS). It's no surprise that China wants to stop depending on U.S. technology, and the latest development is an important step towards the country's autonomy. The news come on the tail of
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with domestically-produced products over a three-year span.

Tongxin Software, the developer behind UOS, has been able to get the KaiXian KX-6000 and KaiSheng KH-30000 processors to work on the desktop and server versions of UOS, respectively. The aforementioned chips are Zhaoxin's latest 16nm parts that sport eight cores with base clock speeds up to 3 GHz. The Chinese CPU maker has already laid out
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for the company's next generation of processors.

Thanks to the new integrated display driver in UOS, the KaiXian KX-6000 processors offer improved video and audio performance. The chips also support 3D graphics and ultra-high-definition video decoding, among other features. On the server side, the company says the KaiSheng KH-30000 parts have exhibited excellent stability, and the chips should work fine inside file and database servers.

Tongxin Software will continue to work hand-in-hand with Zhaoxin to optimize and improve application performance with the chipmaker's processors. Tongxin Software is also committed to getting other Chinese-made chips, such as Loongson, FeiTeng, ShenWei,
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, to work with UOS. In due time, the country hopes UOS will have matured enough to replace Microsoft's Windows operating system completely.
 

supercat

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I googled a little bit. It turns out that the Unity Operating System (UOS) is China's domestic, open-source, operating system that will completely replace the Windows in the future, although I'm not sure if it is based on Linux, like the Kylin OS. Furthermore, probably all Chinese CPUs will adapt to UOS (the figure below shows six CPU manufacturers). I have no ideal why there are so many CPU manufacturers in China:



From left to right, the CPU makers are:

- Loongson Technology (Dragon Core?)
- Shenwei
- Kunpeng
- Hygon
- Zhaoxin
- Phytium

Other manufacturers mentioned include Flying and Haiguang.

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In addition to the CPUs from Zhaoxin mentioned in previous post, the Loongson 3A4000 from Loongson Technology (Dragon Core?) is also fully adapted to UOS:

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More news about UOS:

WPS, Chinese version of Microsoft Office, completes adaptation with homegrown UOS
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Tam

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I have used WPS office. That's the one in Android. Used it with my Android tablets. Didn't know it was Chinese.
 

Tam

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Its not bad. I could use it also on a cheap Chromebook and you got a small and cheap notebook for doing work.

Its rated well on Google Play. Damn, a hundred million downloads, and that's not in China, independent downloads, or counting Apple App Store.

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