China's IP in Foreign Eyes

  • WeRide, a Chinese autonomous vehicle startup, said on Friday it has become the first autonomous company to start fully driverless vehicle testing in China, as the world's biggest auto market accelerates development of autonomous technologies. WeRide said it will use a remote centre to take control of their vehicles if needed. WeRide is pursuing a level 4 autonomous standard, in which the car can handle all aspects of driving in most circumstances with no human intervention.  

    ——China's autonomous vehicle company WeRide starts driverless testing, by Reuters

    Comment:

    WeRide is committed to advancing  innovative auto technologies development and strengthening IP portfolio to promote China's development in autonomous field. Its start in driverless vehicle testing in China demonstrates its innovative competence.

  • Tencent Games unveiled a new chapter in innovative gameplay and quality games with a roadmap of more than 40 game product updates, including new self-developed and licensed games with fan favorite intellectual property (IP). The announcement made at the Tencent Games Annual Conference held online this year. The event, with the theme "Spark More!", featured the introduction of Tencent Games' new self-developed games and collaboration with world-renowned IP owners, global game publishers and developers to offer new and exciting gaming experiences to players. 

    ——Tencent Games Unveils New Games and Partnership at Annual Conference, by PR Newswire

    Comment:

    As a game platform which combines development, publishing and operation, Tencent Games is dedicated to leveraging the rich IP resources within Tencent to explore the full potential of games. Tencent's announcement will boost the development of game industry.

  • China's ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing aims to operate more than 1 million self-driving cars through its platform by 2030, an executive said on Tuesday. Didi is developing autonomous driving technologies and plans to deploy robotaxis in areas with a shortage of ride-hailing cars, said Meng Xing, chief operating officer of the company's autonomous driving unit. 

    ——Didi Chuxing targets 1 million autonomous taxis by 2030, by Reuters

    Comment:

    Didi has been strengthening technological innovation and IP portfolio in autonomous driving field since its establishment of the self-driving team in 2016, which will facilitate the company to gain an edge in the future market competition.

  • Baidu recently announced that it will increase its investments in cloud computing, AI education, AI platforms, chipsets, and data centers in the coming ten years as part of its efforts to construct "new infrastructure" for the smart economy of the future. Under the plan, Baidu aims to have 5 million intelligent cloud servers by 2030 and train 5 million AI professionals within 5 years, which will help facilitate the widespread application of AI in transportation, city management, finance, energy, health care, and manufacturing to eventually achieve industrial intelligence. 

    ——Baidu Unveils Plan to Increase Investment in New Infrastructure to Power the Rise of Industrial AI, by PR Newswire

    Comment:

    The new infrastructure including data centers and AI is influencing many areas in social life. Baidu's increase of investment in innovative technologies and talents represents its resolution to beef up industrial intelligence along with the social development. 

  • We're all quite familiar with the fun, colourful and witty world of LEGO movies, so their latest animation, Monkie Kid Mini Movie is bound to get heads turning. Based on the legend of the Monkey King from the classic Journey to the West novel, the movie premiered on Malaysian TV for the first time ever this Saturday, 13th June! The 44-minute movie is actually an extension of LEGO Group's first ever Chinese inspired theme, Monkie Kid. 

    ——There's A Brand New LEGO Movie Screening On Malaysian TV For The First Time This Weekend, by The Rakyat Post

    Comment:

    Nowadays, the number of literary works with Chinese characteristic is on the rise. They have remained consistently popular in the world market. Chinese companies should make full use of Chinese characteristic to produce more and more self-reliant creative works.

  • China is promoting the establishment of international standards for zongzi and frozen dumplings. Chinese advocates who initiated the proposal said that there are several considerations for China to promote the establishment of international standards for zongzi. First, facilitating international trade, promoting the export and trade of Chinese food. Second, sharing Chinese delicious food and traditional Chinese delicious food with the world, there are reasons for the world to taste. Third, countries around the world also have similar zongzi production. Although the names of products are different, they all have common features, so it is necessary to make them into international standards. 

    ——China promotes the establishment of international standards for zongzi and frozen dumplings, by Zaobao

    Comment:

    The Dragon Boat Festival is the first festival of its kind in China to be selected into the world intangible cultural heritage. Zongzi is the essential traditional food of the Dragon Boat Festival. The establishment of international standards for zongzi is conducive to the inheritance and protection of intangible cultural heritage and helps Chinese brands "venture out".

  • Chinese cosmetics brands are gradually entering the Japanese market. According to Japan's trade statistics, the import volume of cosmetics from China in 2019 is 30 billion yen, an increase of 60% compared with five years ago. 

    ——Chinese cosmetics begin to show the sense of existence in Japan, by Nikkei

    Comment:

    Chinese cosmetics companies' "venturing out" story and winning a place in the Japanese market reflected the transformation of Chinese products to Chinese brands. Before going global, Chinese enterprises need to strengthen IP portfolio overseas to prevent infringement disputes from happening.

  • An end to "copycat" buildings and a ban on skyscrapers taller than 500 meters (1,640 feet) are among the Chinese government's new guidelines for architects, property developers and urban planners. "The document is really not just about height," said Li Shiqiao, a professor of Asian architecture at the University of Virginia. "It's about Chinese culture, the urban context, the spirit of the city and the appearance of modernity." 

    ——No taller than 500M, no plagiarism: China signals 'new era' for architecture, by CNN

    Comment:

    Innovation is one of the most important factors in the process of designing. Chinese architects and enterprises should make good use of new technology, new materials and other scientific and technological findings to create more and more buildings with Chinese characteristics and self-confidence.

  • Chinese tech giant Tencent's cloud service, Tencent Cloud, has launched an alliance to promote the development of the blockchain industry. The alliance aims to attract 100 members this year, including tech companies, industry associations, universities and thins tanks, local outlet Securities Times reported last week. Members plan to establish blockchain industry standards and research potential blockchain applications. China's national blockchain committee includes executives from Tencent, and the company is also one of the top blockchain patent application filers, having filed over 700 applications last year. 

    ——Chinese tech giant Tencent forms alliance to promote blockchain development, by Yahoo

    Comment:

    Tencent has a good grasp of products and applications solutions in blockchain through its emphasis on innovative technologies. Tencent will make full use of its innovative ability to promote the blockchain industry with the launch of the alliance.

  • China's Alibaba will add 5,000 jobs to its cloud computing division between now and the end of the year. The new jobs will be in areas including networks, databases, servers, chips and artificial intelligence, the company said. Alibaba is the biggest cloud provider in Asia and the third largest globally, according to research firm Gartner. The jobs announcement comes after Alibaba committed in April to spend 200 billion yuan ($28 billion) over the next three years to build more data centers. 

    ——Alibaba to hire 5,000 workers as pandemic drives demand for cloud services, by CNN

    Comment:

    In a bid to meet with the market demand, Alibaba has been strengthening innovative technology and IP portfolio as an Internet giant in China. Its job announcement this time presents the company's commitment to innovation.

  • Sogou Inc., an innovator in search and a leader in China's internet industry, recently jointly launched the world's first 3D AI News Anchor with Xinhua News Agency, a national news agency in China. The 3D AI News Anchor features the latest generation of the Sogou AI Vocational Avatar technology, which employs 3D modeling and cutting-edge AI technologies to create true-to-life avatars of human beings. The breakthrough demonstrates comprehensive improvements in movement and flexibility, interaction capability, and applications, which will further drive innovation in the news industry. 

    ——Sogou Introduces World's First 3D AI News Anchor, by PR Newswire

    Comment:

    In recent years, Sogou has continuously increased its research and development investment in AI innovation,and has made remarkable achievements in several fields, which all come from the company's strong technical strength and innovative capabilities.

  • Leading global LED manufacturer Absen is proud to announce they have won the coveted Red Dot Product Design award for their latest rental staging LED solution, the Venus (VN) series.

    Winners of the award are judged on a range of elements, including innovation, functionality, quality, and ecological compatibility. Commenting on the winning VN series, the Red Dot Award's jury praised "a particularly high flexibility and durability which makes the Venus series universally applicable in various usage scenarios."

    ——Absen Scoops 2020 Red Dot Award for New Champion Rental Staging LED Series, by PR Newswire

    Comment:

    Absen has been constantly developing new products through innovation in recent years. Winning the Red Dot Design Award is an affirmation of Absen's product, as well as the company's innovative ability over the years. 

  • Chinese Internet services giant Tencent Holdings and Japanese carmaker Honda Motor announced on Monday a tie-up to develop in-car infotainment systems for the Chinese market. Tencent and Honda's Chinese subsidiary said they will work to equip Honda cars with Tencent's TAI connected car system. TAI will, for example, allow motorists to order coffee from a cafe by voice command, make a payment and then pick up their purchase. The infotainment system will also enable motorists to listen to Tencent's exclusive music streaming content, Internet radio, and audio books and newspapers. 

    ——Tencent and Honda Partner to Develop Auto Infotainment System, by NIKKEI

    Comment:

    In recent years, Tencent has been constantly developing its new business through technological innovation and IP protection. The cooperation with Honda showcases Tencent's innovative competence.

  • IQIYI announced recently that it has been recognized as Campaign Asia-Pacific's 2020 Digital Media Innovator of the Year for its best-in-class entertainment and digital marketing under the publication's prestigious Digital Media Awards. iQIYI also received the Bronze Award in the Most Innovative Media Technology category for its innovative ZoomAI video enhancement technology. The Digital Media Innovator of the Year Award is testament to iQIYI's commitment to innovation and its focus on both original content and technology to provide users with diverse entertainment content, convenient and exciting viewing experiences. 

    ——iQIYI Wins Two Prestigious Digital Media Innovation Awards, by PR Newswire

    Comment:

    IQIYI has been providing high-quality content and viewing experiences through technological innovation. Its receiving the awards not only presents the company's innovative ability, but also reflects the recognition from the global market to the development of China's online video industry.

  • Chinese virtual key opinion leader (KOL) Ling made her world online debut Monday, leading the latest Chinese internet trend among positive influencers and cultural inheritors and showcasing China's soft power and culture. Bearing a close resemblance to humans, Ling was co-created by Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) start-up Shanghai Xmov Information Technology and Beijing Cishi Culture Media Company. 

    ——XMOV Unveils China's First AI Virtual Influencer, PR Newswire

    Comment:

    Backed by China's younger generation, the emerging virtual technology has been on the fast development track, which has attracted increasing investment in research and development and innovation from more internet firms.

  • China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) attaches equal importance to fostering a strong company culture and promoting the corporate brand. The company calls for hard work, fine craftsmanship, and the spirit of construction exemplified in its work to build the Huoshenshan and Leishenshan hospitals, in order to elevate employees' values and behavior standards and further develop the soft power of its brand culture matching the world's first-class enterprises. 

    ——CSCEC's brand value ranks first again in construction industry, PR Newswire

    Comment:

    Chinese enterprises attach importance to R & D and innovation, firmly establish brand awareness, optimize brand strategy, and have the courage to participate in international market competition to build the brand power of Chinese manufacturing, which demonstrates the vitality of Chinese brands.

  • On May 11, Goodbaby Group held the 60th trade show in Kunshan. Adhering to the innovative spirit and indigenous research and development, Goodbaby Group successfully transformed from manufacturing Chinese products into building a global parenting life-style brand, establishing itself in three major markets, China, America and Germany, with established a mature end-end operation platform with multiple brands, abundant categories and omni channels. Its brand influence was estimated to reach 14.535 billion yuan at China Brand Day 2020. 

    ——Goodbaby Group launches new products at 60th trade show, by Yahoo

    Comment:

    As a company of the juvenile product industry, Goodbaby Group develops its brand through constant innovation. The company's efforts in brand building are of importance for its brand value promotion in the global market.

  • IQIYI recently announced that it has launched a virtual tour of Mt.Everest via its QIYU all-in-one VR headset in partnership with Xinhua News Agency. Through its partnership with Xinhua News Agency, iQIYI has leveraged its innovative technology to live stream the 2020 Mt.Everest Survey in 5G+VR+4K format, enabling iQIYI users to witness this significant event in human history through the iQIYI App and QIYU all-in-one VR headset. The QIYU all-in-one VR head set supports 4K resolution and 360-degree free conversion of viewing angles, giving users a more immersive VR viewing experience. 

    ——iQIYI Launches Virtual Tour of Mt. Everest via QIYU All-in-one VR Headset, by PR Newswire

    Comment:

    IQIYI has been providing high-quality experience for users through the development of innovative technologies and the strategy of IP portfolio. The launch of the virtual tour presents its outstanding innovative capability.

  • ByteDance was founded by a Chinese computer scientist, Zhang Yiming, in 2011, it is now the world's biggest unlisted technology "unicorn", recently valued at between $90bn and $100bn. ByteDance has built its empire by making products that appeal beyond China. It is China's first global software giant. It has also courted foreign investors. 

    ——ByteDance attracts American attention, by The Economist

    Comment:

    Only by paying attention to IPRs and doing well in the creation and protection of IPRs, can ByteDance develop continuously and healthily, and go to the global market, winning a place in the fierce market competition.

  • Rural live-streaming had existed before but hadn't truly taken off. Farmers were desperate to try new sales channels, and consumers were being forced to shop online. Taobao now has over 50,000 rural live-streamers and aims for at least 200,000 more within the year. Growers who had once sold 90% of their products offline have now flipped to selling 90% online. Live-streaming has not only helped the industry weather the crisis—it's forged an entirely new way of business that is likely to continue long after the pandemic is over. 

    ——Live-streaming helped China's farmers survive the pandemic, by MIT Technology Review

    Comment:

    The live-streaming has helped the farmers sale their farm goods. Especially to deserve to be mentioned, we should improve the quality of agricultural products and create a number of GI brands with local characteristics.

  • The robots, some of which are more humanoid than others, can clean and disinfect, deliver medicine to patients and measure patients' temperature. CloudMinds donated robots to several medical facilities in China, including the Wuhan Wuchang Smart Field Hospital, which was converted from the Hong Shan Sports Center.

    ——Look inside the hospital in China where coronavirus patients were treated by robots, CNBC

    Comment:

    Under the China's policy on IP utilization and promotion, the self-designed robot technology by Chinese companies has been widely used in the epidemic control, which has greatly freed medical staff and limited the possibility of virus spread.

  • Tencent Holdings Limited, announced today to deepen collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). As part of the agreement, Tencent will provide technology support to combat the pandemic and open-sources another AI-powered tool today to assist the global fight against the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 self-triage assistant, which is now available on Github for developers around the world, enables preliminary self-evaluation regarding infection of the disease and provides tips on its prevention. Prior to this tool, Tencentopen-sourced a COVID-19 live updates module last Friday that has answered six billion pandemic-related queries in China over the past two months.

    ——Tencent Open-sources Another AI-powered Tool to Help Conduct Preliminary Self-evaluation Regarding COVID-19 Infection, CNN

    Comment:

    Relying on China's IP protection and innocation-driven environment, opening source code of self-developed artificial intelligence system by Chinese developers, has showed their confidence and determination to provide more valuable technical support in the fight against the epidemic around the world.

  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile, the popular game by Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings, recorded a threefold increase in revenue in March compared to the same time last year to become the highest-grossing mobile game worldwide.

    PUBG Mobile and its Chinese mainland version Peacekeeper Elite raked in a combined US$232 million of sales in March, topping the global mobile games chart by revenue as many people turned to online entertainment amid the global health crisis, according to data from app analytics firm Sensor Tower.

    ——Tencent's PUBG Mobile was the world's highest-grossing game in March amid coronavirus crisis,south china morning post

    Comment:

    In recent years, game revenues has increasingly become an important source of revenues for Tencent. Tencent's mobile game has won the popularity of game players at home and abroad, which is inseparable from Tencent's lasting technological innovation and perfect copyright operation.

  • It has been a pattern for decades that China uses models of Western and international legal and regulatory frameworks and content to establish its own protocols. During all of the years, now decades, China itself has been quietly building its capability to not only protect IP in China, but to "build a court and patent system that is pro-innovator.""China is the new IP super-power," said LexisNexis experts.

    ——China Is Taking Patents Seriously,The World Should Take Notice,The Diplomat

    Comment:

    The Chinese government has always adhered to the equal protection of IPRs of innovators at home and abroad. With the continuous improvement of China's IP laws system and the level of IP protection, more domestic and foreign innovators  will benefit from IP.

  • China's Tencent Holdings launched a co-innovation lab with Huawei to develop a cloud game platform, the world's biggest game company said in a statement recently. The collaboration will tap the computing power of Huawei's Kunpeng processor to build Tencent's GameMatrix cloud game platform, and the two sides will explore more possibilities in areas such as artificial intelligence and augmented reality in games, Tencent said in the statement. 

    ——Tencent to develop cloud game platform with Huawei, Reuters

    Comment:

    In recent years, Tencent has been developing its game platform through technological innovation and IP protection. The cooperation with Huawei will bring more chances for the company's development of cloud game.

  • IQIYI launches the animated film Nezha exclusively across nine Southeast Asian countries on April 5. The Film, which was released in 2019, follows the story of Nezha as he grows up fighting against his fate as a "demon". The Film was the second highest-ever grossing film in China with a total box office of RMB 5 billion.VIP subscribers of iQIYI in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Brunei and Cambodia will be able to enjoy the animated blockbuster with high-definition dolby sound and subtitles in six languages, including Chinese, English, Malay, Vietnamese, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai. 

    ——iQIYI Launches Chinese Animated Blockbuster "Nezha" Exclusively Across Nine Southeast Asian Countries, PR Newswire

    Comment:

    As online entertainment demand has grown since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, iQIYI continues to expand content supply through original production and copyright acquisition. What iQIYI has done contributes to the expansion of overseas market.

  • Many Chinese companies have already moved beyond crisis response to recovery and post-recovery planning. For example, Kuaishou, a social video platform valued at $28 billion, promoted online education offerings to compensate for school and university closures. The company and other video platforms partnered with the Ministry of Education to open a national online cloud classroom to serve students. 

    ——How Chinese Companies Have Responded to Coronavirus, Harvard Business Review

    Comment

    When threatened by crisis, many companies are focused on defensive moves, but some Chinese companies like Kuaishou boldly innovated around emerging opportunities. Looking for innovation opportunity amid adversity is China's experience pointing to the scenario that companies should prepare for.

  • Beijing Aeonmed Co. has been working around the clock since Jan. 20. After meeting the country's needs two weeks ago, its factory lines have been working flat out on orders from overseas for its lifesaving ventilators. Unlike face masks or thermometers, where companies can quickly ramp up production, ventilators have a higher barrier to entry, making a rapid expansion of production more difficult. "The global fight against the pandemic is a test of made-in-China speed and quality." said Li.

    ——China's Factories Work 24/7 to Build Ventilators for Milan, New York, Bloomberg

    Comment

    The epidemic is not a problem of just one country. Chinese ventilator factories have reached their maximum capacity, occupied fully by foreign demand. “Made-in-China” is saving the world.

  • Baidu is giving an algorithm it calls "LinerFold" for free to gene testing agencies, epidemic control centers and research institutions globally. The algorithm is able to help scientists understand the genetic make up of the coronavirus, and could help efforts to develop a vaccine. "The special situation of the epidemic has created huge demand for online medical services and information," Yang Minglu, general manager of Baidu's health-care business unit told CNBC.

    ——China's giants from Alibaba to Tencent ramp up health tech efforts to battle coronavirus, CNBC

    Comment:

    The analysis of  coronavirus RNA can be shortened from 55 minutes to 27 seconds by the "LinearFold" algorithm of Baidu. It will help to accelerate scientists'  pace on coronavirus study that Baidu chose to open  the algorithm and related IPRs to research institutions globally for free.

  • In China's major cities, groceries and other items purchased online can be delivered to the home within as little as 20 minutes following a purchase.  This is largely down to the deployment of digital technology.  Alibaba's  Cainiao network, for example, supports the supply chains of the merchants it serves via an AI-enabled digital inventory system that links the online and offline shopping worlds, in which merchants' physical stores serve an extended distribution network.  Almost as soon as the lockdown was declared in Wuhan, Alibaba was shipping medical and food supplies into the province.

    ——Delivery Technology Is Keeping Chinese Cities Afloat Through Coronavirus,Harvard Business Review

    Comment:

    Cainiao upgrates delivery technologies by using AI and self-reliant IPRs to support merchants' online sales. Delivery technologies accumulated for a long time has played an important role in maintaining the operation of Chinese cities through coronavirus.

  • The country's tech giants have responded to the outbreak by deploying autonomous vehicles to bring supplies to medical workers, fitting drones with thermal cameras to improve detection of the virus and lending their computing power to help develop a vaccine. The focus on tech has worked. China was home to nine of the world's 20 most valuable tech companies in 2018 - a big leap over the two it claimed five years earlier, according to a report by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. 

    ——Drones. Disinfecting robots. Supercomputers. The coronavirus outbreak s a test for China's tech industry, CNN

    Comment:

    China's efforts to focus on protection of intellectual property rights has created a better business environment for Chinese technology companies, and saw the evolving technological advances, which helped them to play a role in fighting the coronavirus epidemic.

  • "If connected to a temperature sensor, it can measure body temperature while identifying the person's name, and then the system would process the result, say, if it detects a temperature over 38 degrees," Hanwang Vice President Huang Lei told Reuters in an interview. The Beijing-based firm said a team of 20 staff used core technology developed over the past 10 years, a sample database of about 6 million unmasked faces and a much smaller database of masked faces to develop the technology.

    ——Chinese facial recognition firm says they can ID people wearing face masks, Reuters

    Comment:

    In response to the severe coronavirus epidemic, Chinese companies have carried out technological innovation in the facial recognition, developed advantages in more fields such as temperature sensing equipment and body temperature detection systems, safeguarding to fight against the epidemic.

  • Geely is aiming to become the first Chinese carmaker to design and build satellites to support its autonomous driving programme. Geely Group will invest Rmb2.27 bn  in a new development centre and factory to manufacture satellites this year, the company said recently. The centre will design, test and manufacture low-orbit communication satellites, which will be purpose-built to improve geolocation of vehicles and to support their connected functions, Geely said. 

    ——China's Geely looks to build own satellites for autonomous driving, by Financial Times

    Comment:

    In the fierce market competition, Geely has launched many new products through technological innovation and IP strategy. The satellite program represents the company's commitment to innovation.

  • China's tech giants are accelerating their efforts in the field of health-care technology using cloud computing and artificial intelligence, as the country looks to contain the fast-spreading new coronavirus. While the U.S. technology firms from Apple to Microsoft have spoken publicly about their push into health tech, China's companies have been quietly working in the background. Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, Huawei and DiDi have all launched new health tech features aimed at diagnosing cases and finding a vaccine for the coronavirus. 

    ——China's giants from Alibaba to Tencent ramp up health tech efforts to battle coronavirus, by CNBC

    Comment:

    In a bid to strengthen innovation capacity, Chinese companies have been investing more in scientific and technological research and strengthening IP protection in recent years. These measures are helpful for combating against the virus.

  • The company took a different path to success from other top Chinese smartphone makers such as Huawei and Xiaomi, which started out in China before eventually expanding overseas. Transsion built its business in Africa. From the start, the company's motto was "think global, act local," which meant making phones that met Africans' specific needs. In the 2017-2018 Brand Africa 100 report, published by African Business magazine, Tecno ranked as the 7th most admired brand in Africa.

    ——The Chinese phone giant that beat Apple to Africa, by CNN

    Comment:

    Chinese brands now play a wider role in providing African people smart life-style. Innovations tailored to local customs would make Chinese-based brands worldwide.

  • Amid the recent coronavirus outbreak, JD.com has committed itself to providing aid to those affected in multiple capacities. In late January JD.com's healthcare subsidiary JD Health introduced a free online consultation platform on its app. In early February JD Health expanded the scope of the app to include all diseases. In addition to its consultation app, JD has worked with the local Wuhan government to integrate its smart assistant technology into the WeChat account of the mayor's office. Based on JD Cloud and AI's universal smart conversion platform, it can understand semantics and anlyze syntax to get a quick and accurate understanding of the user's questions. 

    ——Liu Qiangdong's JD.com: Employing E-Commerce Technology for Coronavirus Aid, by Yahoo

    Comment:

    In a bid to compete in the global market, JD has been developing innovative technologies and making meticulous IP strategies. Its efforts over these years will also help to fight against the virus.

  • IQIYI recently finished airing its original trend experience reality show FOURTRY. Since its release, the show has established itself as a valuable IP-based production as iQIYI partnered with more than 70 fashions and consumer brands to produce more than 300 products made in collaboration with the show. The show has been recognized by viewers engagement achieved through technology-driven features such as interactive video segments, VR content, the AI radar feature and the interactive chatroom function. 

    ——iQIYI Maximizes IP Value of Original Reality Show "Fourtry", by PR Newswire

    Comment:

    As an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, iQIYi has been exploring to combine IP with innovative technologies. The release of the original reality show this time is a typical example for the attempt. 

  • The country's leading search engine Baidu has open-sourced an AI model to detect people not wearing face masks. The companies said it had trained the model on more than 100,000 images to achieve prediction accuracy of 96.5%. As many factories and businesses in China have resumed work after the Lunar New Year holiday, it's important for companies to identify people not wearing masks to limit the spread of the virus. 

    ——Baidu open sources AI to identify people without face masks, The Next Web

    Comment:

    In recent years, Baidu has developed plenty of face detection models and protected its innovation achievements through a meticulous IP strategy. The open-sourced decision made by the company will help curb the spread of the virus.

  • A new AI-powered diagnosis system promises to detect new coronavirus cases with an accuracy rate of up to 96% via computerized tomography scans, Chinese tech outlet Sina Tech News reported. The diagnosis algorithm was developed by Alibaba's research  institute Damo Academy. Researchers at the academy said they had trained the AI models with sample data from more than 5,000 confirmed cases, adding that the system could identify differences in CT scans between patients infected with the novel virus and those with ordinary viral pneumonia with an accuracy of up to 96%.

    ——Alibaba says AI can identify coronavirus infections with 96% accuracy,NIKKEI

    Comment:

    Since its establishment in 2017, Alibaba's Damo Academy has been generating innovative technologies to secure IPRs under its firm control. Such innovation will contribute to turning the table against the virus.

  • The Great Ruler, a drama currently being released by iQIYI, has achieved domestic and international acclaim following its premiere on January 30, adding to the string of success achieved by its comic and animation counterparts. The novel itself has developed a substantial fanbase as it has regularly topped Baidu's online novel rankings since its publication. IQIYI has created IP-based franchise around it by adapting it into an original drama series, a comic series and an animation series.

    ——iQIYI Original Drama Series '"The Great Ruler" Release Met with Acclaim in Overseas and Domestic Markets, PR Newswire

    Comment:

    IQIYI is committed to the development of its IP supply chain through its capabilities in animation, comics and etc. Going forward, iQIYI will continue releasing more IP-based works to help unleash the full potential of creative IPs based on the success of the drama.

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