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china ai lags behind: China lags behind in AI race amid lack of advanced chips, regulations

China is still playing catch-up with the US when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), as it faces a lack of access to advanced chips amid strict regulations, reports the South China Morning PostThe arrival of ChatGPT - and a barrage of AL models from US-based tech giants later like Bard, Gemini and LLaMA - forced Chinese tech companies to develop their own large language models (LLMs) but they are lagging behind.Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value Skill CoursesOffering CollegeCourseWebsiteIIT DelhiIITD…

The Next Chips to Transform EVs Could Be Made From Wood

Listen to article(2 minutes)ADELAIDE, Australia—Ivan Williamsreckons he can help to break China’s dominance of a key ingredient of electric-vehicle batteries. To do so, he has been collecting wood chips from sawmills around the world.At a test plant in New Zealand’s picturesque Marlborough wine region, Williams and his team feed the wood chips into machines that turn out a form of synthetic graphite. He says the engineered material is as pure as synthetic graphite made from fossil fuels, which is mostly produced in China

As temperatures rise, dengue fever infections keep surging around the world

This story is part of CBC Health's Second Opinion, a weekly analysis of health and medical science news emailed to subscribers on Saturday mornings. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here.In Bangladesh, roughly 300,000 people have been infected with dengue this year during the country's worst-ever outbreak of the mosquito-transmitted disease. By mid-November, the death toll hit close to 1,500, as hospitals in the densely populated South Asian country struggled to cope with the surge in…

Researchers used Hurricane Larry to prove ocean microplastics can be swept inland as air pollution

As Hurricane Larry lashed Newfoundland in 2021, university students from Halifax headed to a rural area in its track to find out whether the ocean might whip microplastics up into the atmosphere then transport them by air to otherwise pristine communities.The results, you could say, blew their socks off."It was such, like, an astonishing result that we weren't really expecting," said Anna Ryan, a Dalhousie University environmental science masters student and the study's lead researcher. To test their theory, the…

Non-summer hydrothermal variations in north subtropical China over the past 200 years

Overview of study area. The yellow rectangle in a is the location of the study area in China, b is a three-dimensional map of the study area, and c is an enlarged map of the study area. Credit: Trees (2023). DOI: 10.1007/s00468-023-02467-5 Located in the core area of the Asian monsoon, China's subtropical regions have a large population and abundant forest resources, and great potential for carbon sequestration. Increasing…

Genesis GV60 EV wins 2024 China SUV of the year

Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis is making its mark in the world’s largest EV market. The all-electric Genesis GV60 won China’s 2024 SUV of the year award, beating out several key rivals. Genesis GV60 earns 2024 China SUV of the year award Since its launch in 2021, the Genesis GV60 has earned several awards, including the German premium car of the year in 2023. Its most recent comes in the biggest EV market by far. Hyundai announced the Genesis GV60 won the “2024 SUV of the Year” at the Car…

Redmi 13R 5G budget phone with 50MP camera, HD+ display launched in China: price, specs

Redmi 13R 5G price, availability detailsRedmi 13R 5G comes in a single 4GB + 128GB variant, and it’s priced at CNY 999 (Rs 11,700 approx). In comparison, the Redmi 13C 5G 4GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 10,999 in India. Redmi 13R 5G comes in three colour options of black, purple and green, and it is available to purchase in China.  Redmi 13R 5G specsDisplay: Redmi 13R 5G features a 6.74-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate, and Gorilla Glass protection on top. It also has a waterdrop notch on top. Processor:…

US self-driving industry seeks federal support, cites China risk, ET Auto

The industry faces new headwinds after California in October suspended the permit of General Motors' Cruise robotaxis to test on public roads.The U.S. Transportation Department needs to support the development of autonomous vehicles, a coalition of groups representing the industry warned on Thursday, saying the nascent industry risks losing out to competitors like China."The AV industry is at a critical juncture and in need of strong leadership from USDOT," the

Apple Aims to Make a Quarter of the World’s iPhones in India

Apple and its suppliers aim to build more than 50 million iPhones in India annually within the next two to three years, with additional tens of millions of units planned after that, according to people involved.If the plans are achieved, India would account for a quarter of global iPhone production and take further share toward the end of the decade. China will remain the largest iPhone producer.Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8 Appleand its suppliers

Three-day exceptional heat wave in China linked to human-induced climate change

Extreme heat in China linked to human-induced climate change. Credit: IOP Publishing A record-breaking heat wave occurred in North China in June, marking the first time that temperatures reached or exceeded 40°C in Beijing for three consecutive days. A new paper, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, explores the extent to which such extreme heat wave events can be attributed to human-induced climate change…