Made in China #65: robots in kindergartens, technology fair in Shanghai and in other news
Under the heading “Made in China” collected news from China over the week, which was not included in the main ribbon 4PDA. Announcements, rumors and interesting events in the life of the main supplier of electronic goods in the world. In the new episode you will learn about how the “Chinese Google” has started to find missing children by using artificial intelligence and scanning technology entities; like robots have become part of the educational process; how often the Chinese are upgrading their smartphones and that showed at the annual technology fair Shanghai International Technology Fair.
Baidu uses artificial intelligence technology to find lost children
Company Baidu, is the Creator of China’s largest search engine, managed with the help of artificial intelligence technology to help reunite man with family after 27 years after he was kidnapped. In cooperation with the local charitable group dedicated to reuniting missing children with their families, the company Baidu has used its facial recognition with cross signs to analyze the images of the abducted children, unloaded the victims and their families, and identified potential compliance by comparing hell.
33-year-old Fu GUI, born in Chongqing municipality in Western China, was abducted in 1990, and later he was transferred to Fujian province in the Southeast of the country. In 2009, he signed up on the website baobeihuijia.com where is his adult photo and his birth family did the same thing in early 2017, uploading a photo, where he was only four years.
The facial recognition software Baidu was able to find correspondences between child and adult photos Fu GUI, and a DNA test later confirmed the match. At this point, a Baidu is about 200 million samples of photos that the company uses to improve the accuracy of their facial recognition software. it is reported that the accuracy of her work can reach 99%.
Founder and chief Executive officer Baidu Robin Li, who is also a national political Advisor, has proposed at the annual parliamentary sessions in March to use face recognition to search for missing children and to create a Central database with information on all missing children.
In kindergartens of China’s children began to teach robots
In China, robots are very popular. There they find application not only in manufacturing, but also for patrolling airports and train stations, helping visitors and many other purposes. Now robots are involved in the educational process. In the Chinese kindergartens appeared robot called KeeKo, which helps educators to care for children. Robot plays with young children, singing, dancing, reading stories, talking and even holds lessons of mathematics.
According to the company Xiamen ZhiTong Technology that created the robot, KeeKo is designed to interact with children under the age of seven years. However, he has the intellectual level of a child of five. According to the representative of the company Chen Xiaodong, from the moment of the presentation of the robot last year, he used about 200 kindergartens throughout the country.
“We can use the robot to tell stories, showing pictures. It will be helpful in our daily lessons,” said Zhang Liang, the Director of the kindergarten Xiamen.
“As KeeKo is an educational tool, it will not affect the work of teachers or teaching assistants. Rather, it provides a more interactive experience for children. It’s like the transition from posters to slide shows,” said Chen Xiaodong of.
In August of this year, Xiamen ZhiTong Technology plans to release a second version of KeeKo. The company intends to provide schools and kindergartens this year tens of thousands of such robots.
Note that this is not the first case of the use of robots in the learning process. 60 thousand American schools robots using drones to teach programming, and in Japan humanoid Pepper company Softbank Robotics used to teach children English.
70% of Chinese people are buying new phones every two years
This week’s edition of China Youth Daily published the results of a survey on how often users change their phones. In the vote was attended by 2 004 person. 51.6% of respondents were born in the 1980-ies, 21.1 per cent in the 1990s, and the rest of the 1970s. 71,8% of the respondents stated that on average, buying new phones every two years or even more often. 16.8% of respondents are updated every year.
42% of respondents said that they buy new phones, even if you have no problems with the old. The 82.4% believe that smartphones have become essential gadgets in their lives, but they also rely heavily on laptops, desktops and tablet computers. More than 60% believe that brand is an important element when choosing a phone. With more than 32% said they will buy the latest model from their favorite brand.
59.9% of respondents believe that smartphones and other digital products have made their lives more convenient, but 30.6% of the respondents blame the gadgets in the negative effects and high addiction.
Was held in Shanghai international technology fair
This week in Shanghai hosted the annual technology fair Shanghai International Technology Fair. Unlike previous years, this year the event was attended by a huge number of companies from around the world. The exhibition was presented a lot of technological innovations, but special attention was attracted by the electric vehicles and projects in the field of virtual and augmented realities.
While worldwide are flying unmanned vehicles for transportation of people, the Chinese company Rainbowfish Ocean Technology has provided a vehicle for underwater tourism. It allows you to dive to a depth of 120 meters and can operate up to 6 hours on a single charge.
Manufacturer of flexible displays Royole showed a three-dimensional mobile theatre virtual reality for movies and games.
A startup from San Francisco Kineviz offers customized solutions for data visualization in virtual reality.
Chery presented the latest electric EQ1 cost only $7 264.
Fourier demonstrated the X1 exoskeleton that enables people with disabilities to move independently.
Travis – portable voice translator that allows to communicate with different people in more than 80 languages. The product is already out on Indiegogo.
The company Yinlong brought to the building where the show took place, an 18-metre electric bus, capable of carrying up to 107 people.
At the fair showed an end table for a special kind of table tennis – TeqBall. This project is being developed by the Hungarian company Morgan Star Group. Instead of the standard rackets and tennis balls, the creators offer to use their feet and a soccer ball. The table is built with special sensors that monitor player results.
Was presented a platform to manage cloud products VeChain built on the block chain. VeChain focuses on four areas: anti-counterfeiting technology, supply chain management, asset management and customer experience.
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