In this release of Made in China you will learn about the results of Huawei Developer Conference 2019; the Chinese experiment in education and the first national cryptocurrency of China.
Huawei Developer Conference 2019: multi-million audience and research laboratories from all over the world
Last week, China hosted the Huawei Developer Conference 2019, during which the company reported on the results of the past year. The main news - Huawei Mobile Services audience for the first time exceeded 100 million users.
"The future of the IT industry is smart connected devices. Huawei Mobile Services is a global platform that unites 910 thousand developers and 100 million users from all over the world, — said Jervis su, Vice President of the mobile Services division of Huawei Consumer Business Group. — These connections are important. Thanks to the already existing mobile services Huawei we are able to demonstrate the relevance of intelligent solutions. And we are pleased to announce a number of important achievements."
To consolidate the achievements, Huawei announced the launch of a new project "Shining star". Its goal is to create an ecosystem of mobile services, encourage Huawei developers and promote third-party products. Resources worth $1 billion will be invested in the project.
The Shining star project will complement Huawei's new DigiX Labs. They will open in 2019 in six regions, the first - in Dusseldorf (Germany). Developers and partners from all over the world will be able to remotely test their products, as well as find resources for the development of applications and services of the future. Laboratories are equipped with AR, VR, AI, CameraKit, Ability Gallery, HMS core and other technologies, and represent an open space to work with innovative technologies.
According to unconfirmed reports, Huawei can open three research centers in Russia with the involvement of more than a thousand specialists in the field of electronics and IT.
China has started experiments in education: AI will replace teachers?
In early August, the publication Medium, with reference to the MIT Technology Review, published a large report on how the approach to education in Chinese educational institutions is changing today. Schools and universities resort to modern algorithms and systems with elements of artificial intelligence. As a result - the final results in the exams of students on average are higher.
The introduction of AI systems comes from private entities. For example, Squirrel AI offers a computerized algorithm that trains the student for the best result in the exams. Training is conducted according to the standard scheme: initial test to identify weak areas in knowledge, development of individual programs and further training. Since 2014, Squirrel AI has opened more than 1,700 schools in 200 cities. The founders of the company call this approach "adaptive learning". According to research in 2017, on average, students of Squirrel AI pass examination testing better than those who were engaged with ordinary, albeit experienced Tutors.
Another popular startup from China Alo7 specializes in teaching citizens of China English. The system synthesizes the plan from classic textbook lessons and online lessons with the teacher with creative tasks and other methods.
In General, training with the use of computerized algorithms gives positive results and over time will only strengthen its position. The reasons are loyalty on the part of the state and financial support, the interest of citizens, between whom there is constant competition for training and jobs.
China will launch a national cryptocurrency
The boom of cryptocurrencies has died down, video cards are sold by hand, and the authorities are developing a system of regulation of unprecedented interest in various means of payment. The people's Bank of China did not limit itself to legislative measures and decided to lead the introduction of the digital currency in the life of its citizens. Vice President of the People's Bank of China Mu Changchun announced the completion of the creation of the national Chinese cryptocurrency and spoke about the rules of its circulation in the country.
The architecture and features of the circulation protocols will be determined by the Halyk Bank, being at the same time the regulator of the first level. At the second level, there will be commercial organizations. The launch of digital money will take place gradually with the involvement of all market participants, but the exact date remains unknown. The Chinese cryptocurrency will be characterized by a complex structure and incomplete movement in the blockchain chain. This is a necessary measure to reduce delays in the circulation and convenience of retail stores.