elated business units and programs in Shanghai, including its computer vision research arm YouTu Lab, cybersecurity speci
alist Tencent Keen Security Lab and several medical AI projects, said Chairman Pony Ma.?亚博体育ios版后花园
“We are in full swing to help Shanghai build itself into a global capital of espo
rts, and support the digital transformation of the municipal governmen
?亚博体育ios版后花园女神会所t by constructing a financial risk pre-warning platform and a smart market supervision platform,” Ma said.
Shanghai’s AI ambitions were first outlined in a municipal plan issued in November 2017, when municipal auth
orities pledged to expand the scale of the industry to more than 100 billion yuan ($14.2 billion) by 2020.
The goal was then taken up a notch thanks to the decision by the central governm?亚博体育ios版后花园
ent in May to build the nation’s first pilot zone for the innovation and application of AI in Shanghai.
When electric car and reusable rocket entrepreneur Elon Musk made a sp
?亚博体育ios版后花园lash recently by announcing that his startup Neuralink had made breakthroughs in a b
rain-computer interface (BCI) – enabling a monkey to control a computer with its b
rain – a Chinese startup was already racing to take the lead in commercializing the technology.?亚博体育ios版后花园女神会所
BrainCo, founded by Harvard University graduate Han Bicheng, developed a technology that can detect and translate hu
man brain signals into computer commands by using advanced sensors and complex algorithms.
Unlike the invasive brain-computer interface technique used by Mu?亚博体育ios版后花园
sk’s Neuralink, which requires implants, BrainCo has come up with a noninvasive
technique, picking up brain signals through electrical sensors placed on a person’s scalp.
The company is already applying the technology in education by helping students enhance their concentration.?亚博体育ios版后花园女神会所
Yu Lei, chief operating officer of BrainCo, said the company’s Focus 1 device, which was launched over six months ago, has been
used in hundreds of schools in 15 countries and regions to help around 50,000 students.