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    World
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    Active: 6,352,835
    Recovered: 13,519,132
    Death: 747,989
  • USA 5,321,984
    USA
    Confirmed: 5,321,984
    Active: 2,395,349
    Recovered: 2,758,382
    Death: 168,253
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    Recovered: 2,243,124
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    Active: 651,716
    Recovered: 1,673,885
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    Recovered: 710,298
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    Confirmed: 566,109
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    Recovered: 426,125
    Death: 10,751
  • Mexico 492,522
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    Active: 105,793
    Recovered: 332,800
    Death: 53,929
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    Confirmed: 489,680
    Active: 132,423
    Recovered: 335,756
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    Recovered: 349,541
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    Active: 345,111
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 28,581
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    Confirmed: 333,699
    Active: 24,467
    Recovered: 290,244
    Death: 18,988
  • UK 313,798
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    Confirmed: 313,798
    Active: 267,092
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 46,706
  • Saudi Arabia 293,037
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    Confirmed: 293,037
    Active: 32,499
    Recovered: 257,269
    Death: 3,269
  • Pakistan 285,921
    Pakistan
    Confirmed: 285,921
    Active: 16,599
    Recovered: 263,193
    Death: 6,129
  • Bangladesh 266,498
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    Confirmed: 266,498
    Active: 109,896
    Recovered: 153,089
    Death: 3,513
  • Italy 251,713
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    Active: 13,791
    Recovered: 202,697
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    Death: 5,873
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    Death: 30,354
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    Recovered: 106,746
    Death: 8,991
  • China 84,737
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    Active: 761
    Recovered: 79,342
    Death: 4,634
  • Netherlands 60,627
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    Active: 54,466
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 6,161
  • Australia 22,127
    Australia
    Confirmed: 22,127
    Active: 9,382
    Recovered: 12,393
    Death: 352
  • S. Korea 14,714
    S. Korea
    Confirmed: 14,714
    Active: 623
    Recovered: 13,786
    Death: 305
  • New Zealand 1,579
    New Zealand
    Confirmed: 1,579
    Active: 26
    Recovered: 1,531
    Death: 22

Alibaba plans to launch its own AI chip in 2019 to support self-driving cars

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The Chinese eCommerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, at an event in Hangzhou, China, on Wednesday, reportedly said it will initiate a chip subsidiary dedicated to developing and launching its first AI inference chip in the second half of 2019, according to Reuters.

The Alibaba AI chip will have the capability to power Alibaba’s cloud technology and IoT devices, and could also be used for autonomous cars, smart cities, and logistics.

Alibaba’s zealous drive to develop its own semiconductors follows the Chinese government policy of raising the quality of domestically-manufactured chips and thereby propels technology of domestic industries, transport, and AI healthcare systems.

This follows Alibaba’s April acquisition of C-Sky Microsystems, a Chinese microchip maker in Hangzhou. Moreover, in response to the US-China trade war, Jack Ma reportedly said that China needs to control “core technology” such as chips so that it can evade over-reliance on US imports.

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