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Chinese startup raises funds as it develops garbage sorting robot

Company using AI as country pushes to recycle waste

Gongye Technology's equipment uses artificial intelligence to help recycle garbage. (Photo courtesy of the company)

BEIJING -- Gongye Technology, a Chinese startup that has developed equipment to sort garbage using artificial intelligence, has raised a total of around 100 million yuan ($1.6 million) in two recent rounds of funding.

The company raised the money from two investors -- China Growth Capital in the Angel funding round and Matrix Partners China in the pre-Series A funding round.

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