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Participants experience Alibaba Group's artificial intelligence technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 11. (Photo by Kim Jaewon)

Asian tech companies challenge US at CES

Google shines at electronics show, followed by Samsung, Alibaba

KIM JAEWON, Nikkei staff writer | China

LAS VEGAS, U.S. -- Chinese tech companies are challenging their U.S. rivals in efforts to lead the latest artificial intelligence trends, aggressively showcasing their new technology at this year's CES electronics show in Las Vegas.

Alibaba Group Holding displayed a wide range of its new technology in its big booth, from cloud computing and face-recognition payment systems to a voice assistant. The Hangzhou-based company showcased its AI program called ET City Brain, which helps city officials to improve services with real-time traffic management and prediction, as well as smarter drainage systems based on its clouding technology.

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