Baidu signed a deal with Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang Province, to move forward on local smart city projects by leveraging its artificial intelligence, big data and cloud computing technologies.
Kate Devlin, computing expert at Goldsmiths, University of London, said it was probable future sex robots would be designed to learn their human partner's sexual preferences to improve performance.
Industry analysts believe that the commercialization of a 5G network will not only bolster the telecom industry, but will also drive other emerging sectors, such as big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and more.
That means a Chinese supercomputer has topped the rankings for eight times in a row, indicating the rise of China in the high performance computing field.
" The developers will present their work at the CHI 2013 conference (the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems) in Paris on 1 May.
But they could represent a beachhead in the computing world's next big markets.
One Google search uses more computing power than it took to send the Apollo 11 astronauts to the moon 5.
In the 1980s we changed computing.
Machine learning has brought artificial intelligence (AI) back into the technology mainstream which, for Google, means using its computing resources to analyse mountains of data to identify patterns and make predictions, from calculating the adverts users are likely to find relevant to whether a digital image shows a cat or a dog.
One person familiar with the research said the system, called WaveNet, was not being employed in any of Google's products yet, and that the massive computing power it needed to generate speech made it impractical for real world use for the foreseeable future.
Beijing expects to implement the pre-commercial service of the 5th generation mobile networks, or 5G, in key locations by 2020, according to a development plan on big data and cloud computing released by the municipal government.
The Chinese firm has been aggressively cutting costs and investing in new growth areas such as cloud computing.
Such expansion in transmission capacity is a welcoming development amid growing demand for high speed transmission of data for virtual reality, the Internet of Things, cloud computing and other emerging technologies.
He imagines a world in which all work is carried out by disembodied emulations of human minds, running in simulations of virtual reality using city-size cloud computing facilities.
The decision is being seen as a precedent for protecting the privacy of cloud computing services.
The VC0758 NPU, developed by China's leading video technology supplier Vimicro, is based on a data-driven parallel computing model, which can greatly improve the smart chip's computational ability, said Zhang Yundong, executive director of the Vimicro State Key Laboratory on digital multimedia chip technology.
Wang Xiang said the acquisition of Microsoft patents, which included voice communications, multimedia and cloud computing, on top of some 3,700 patents the company filed last year, was "an important step forwards to support our expansion internationally.
Alibaba and SoftBank have announced a new joint venture targeting Japan's competitive cloud computing market.
"Driven by significant advances in technological capabilities, the explosion of big data, more powerful software and low-cost, scalable cloud computing, artificial intelligence appears to finally be at a real tipping point," the Institute of International Finance, a finance industry trade body, wrote in a report last month.
,11％,12, Intel said it wants to "accelerate evolution from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices".