Minghe Hu

Minghe Hu

Technology Reporter 

Minghe Hu is a contributor to Inkstone. She is a Beijing-based reporter for the South China Morning Post covering technology.

Location
Beijing
Language spoken
English, Mandarin
Areas of Expertise
Technology, artificial intelligence and big tech companies in China
Chinese artificial intelligence hopes still rely on America
Engineer Kuang Kaiming was assigned to a team developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology for a Shanghai start-up. The company went with two leading open-source software libraries, Google’s TensorFlow and Facebook’s Pytorch. The decision to adopt US core technology over Chinese alternatives was telling of China’s weakness in basic AI infrastructure.  Despite the country’s success in producing commercially successful AI companies, the open-source coding repositories used to build the technology tend to be American.  Kuang’s company, whose AI product detects abnormalities in X-rays, is by no means alone.  Nearly all small- to medium-sized Chinese AI companies rely on the US-originated o
Chinese artificial intelligence hopes still rely on America
The app leading China's growing podcast craze
When Yu Jianjun was looking to name his podcast start-up back in 2012, he looked at how Jeff Bezos chose Amazon after the great South American river and Jack Ma picked Alibaba after a character in the Middle Eastern folk tale collection One Thousand and One Nights. Both Amazon and Alibaba had universal recognition and appeal. So Yu decided to name his company, now China’s most popular podcasting platform, after the great Asian mountain range, the Himalayas, that is home to the highest peak in the world. Ximalaya FM now has about 500 million users, according to a company spokeswoman. That number easily makes it China’s top podcast platform compared with rivals Lizhi FM and Dragonfly FM, with
The app leading China's growing podcast craze