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China unveils 'world first' AI news anchors

Business / Tech Nov 10, 2018

China unveils 'world first' AI news anchors

China's state-controlled news broadcasters have long been considered somewhat robotic in their daily recitation of pro-government propaganda and a pair of new presenters will do little to dispel that view. Calling it a "world first," the Xinhua News Agency this past week debuted a pair ...

Kirin to shift from beer to health products, Sankei newspaper reports

Business / Corporate Nov 10, 2018

Kirin to shift from beer to health products, Sankei newspaper reports

Kirin Holdings Co., Japan's second-largest beer brewer, will shift its core business strategy from beverages to "health and illness-preventing" solutions, the Sankei newspaper reported, citing an interview with Chief Executive Officer Yoshinori Isozaki. The Tokyo-based company is planning a global expansion of products that use ...

Editorials Nov 10, 2018

A centennial to remember

As we mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, politicians and publics around the world must recognize that peace is fragile and it must be nurtured.

'Lucky' Kei Nishikori set for ATP Finals

More Sports / Tennis Nov 10, 2018

'Lucky' Kei Nishikori set for ATP Finals

Kei Nishikori said Friday he was "lucky" to be at the ATP Finals after clawing his way up the rankings to reach the elite-eight man event after a lengthy injury layoff. Nishikori qualified for the tournament, which starts at O2 Arena on Sunday, when Juan ...