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In late November we published Week in China’s third update of our Top 50 China Unicorns ranking. Appearing again – with a valuation of $5 billion – was Horizon Robotics. Only six years-old, the Beijing-based firm is a leader in AI (artificial intelligence) chips for autonomous driving.

So how will self-driving cars transform the future? We spoke to Yu Kai, the founder and CEO of Horizon Robotics, who left Baidu in 2015 to set up his pioneering venture in China after having earlier taught AI at Stanford University and University of California – Santa Cruz. He tells us about why his industry will consolidate to just two players globally and how through his driverless vehicle tech he hopes to prevent 200,000 deaths from car accidents in China per year. Click here to read.

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