On April 20 in Shenzhen, Tencent and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) signed a letter of intent to enter a strategic partnership. The two parties will collaborate on “digital-driven ecological protection”
On the evening of April 13, Tencent issued a statement saying that the international version of QQ, a popular messaging app, will remain online in Europe to provide services to users in the region.
According to “Technology Roadmap of Energy-saving and New Energy Vehicles”, a publication by the Society of Automative Engineers of China, the market share of driver-assist/partially-autonomous vehicles will reach 50% by 2020.
At 10 a.m. on April 3rd, a Tencent autonomous vehicle appeared for the first time on the Fourth Ring Road in Beijing. The autonomous vehicle is a white converted Changan SUV topped with a laser radar (LIDAR) that is possibly the Velodyne 64, and with a modified sensor or LIDAR at the rear.
Tencent, China’s largest technology company, has recently invested heavily in offline retail.
This is the lowest proportion of game business in total revenue. On March 21, Tencent released its unaudited fourth-quarter comprehensive performance and audited annual comprehensive results as of Dec. 31, 2017.
On March 21, Ubisoft and Tencent have reached a strategic agreement in which Tencent will operate, release and promote Ubisoft’s most successful PC and mobile communications products in the Chinese market. The deal reinforces the link between the world’s leading video game developers and China’s largest online gaming and social networking operators.
The rise of WeChat mini-programs, or “sub-applications” within the WeChat ecosystem, puts pressure on Apple and Chinese mobile phone brands.
“China will dominate the field of AI in 2018,” said Amy Webb in the annual Science and Technology Trends Report. Webb is the founder of Future Today Institute and a professor of New York University. Webb predicted that nine tech giants, including Alibaba, will dominate the future of artificial intelligence.
At Tencent AI Lab’s second academic forum on March 15, Tencent AI Lab announced a strategic cooperation with Springer Nature’s Nature Research. The partnership will promote the interdisciplinary research of AI in the medical care field and the integration of AI in learning and research.