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China says it plans to put astronauts on the moon by 2030

Washington Post - Technology News

"The overall goals are to realize China's first manned landing on the moon before 2030, carry out scientific exploration and related technology demonstrations on the lunar surface, develop a commuting system and short-term stay system for crews, and develop human-robot integrated testing and other key technologies," Lin said at a news conference at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China on Monday.

China to land astronauts on moon before 2030, officials say

FOX News

Former NASA astronaut Tom Jones speaks on what the launch of Artemis I could mean for the future of space exploration on'Your World.' China space officials said Monday that the program plans to place astronauts on the moon before 2030, as well as expand its space station. The deputy director of the Chinese Manned Space Agency confirmed that objectives at a press conference at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, but did not provide a timeline. Deputy Director Lin Xiqiang told reporters that the country is first preparing for a "short stay on the lunar surface and human-robotic joint exploration." "We have a complete near-Earth human space station and human round-trip transportation system," he said.

AI in dentistry: Researchers find that artificial intelligence can create better dental crowns

FOX News

Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel joins'Fox & Friends' to discuss the benefits of artificial intelligence in the medical industry if used with caution. Artificial intelligence is taking on an ever-widening role in the health and wellness space, assisting with everything from cancer detection to medical documentation. Soon, AI could make it easier for dentists to give patients a more natural, functional smile. Researchers from the University of Hong Kong recently developed an AI algorithm that uses 3D machine learning to design personalized dental crowns with a higher degree of accuracy than traditional methods, according to a press release from the university. The AI analyzes data from the teeth adjacent to the crown to ensure a more natural, precise fit than the crowns created using today's methods, the researchers said.

Winning without fighting? Why China is exploring 'cognitive warfare'

The Japan Times

With the U.S. and its allies rapidly bolstering military capabilities around Taiwan, a successful Chinese invasion, let alone an occupation, of the self-ruled island is becoming an increasingly difficult proposition. But with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) increasingly focused on "intelligent warfare" -- a reference to artificial intelligence-enabled military systems and operational concepts -- experts warn that Beijing could eventually have a new card up its sleeve: "cognitive warfare." The term refers to operations based on techniques and technologies such as AI aimed at influencing the minds of one's adversaries and shaping their decisions, thereby creating a strategically favorable environment or subduing them without a fight. This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software. Please add and to your list of allowed sites.

Food delivery by drone is just part of daily life in Shenzhen

MIT Technology Review

The drone delivery service I was trying out is operated by Meituan, China's most popular food delivery platform. In 2022, the company engaged some 6 million gig delivery workers to deliver billions of orders. But the company has also been developing drone delivery since 2017. And in Shenzhen, a southern city that's home to a mature drone supply chain, Meituan has been regularly operating such delivery routes for the last year and a half. Many big corporations have had their eyes on drone delivery: Amazon first proposed doing it in 2013, but its progress has been limited by regulations and a lack of demand.

Get ready for RightWingGPT and LeftWingGPT

FOX News

Tom Newhouse, vice president of Convergence Media, discusses the potential impact of artificial intelligence on elections after an RNC AI ad garnered attention. As Elon Musk and others continue to sound the alarm about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence, an unlikely duo of a data scientist and a political philosopher is teaming up to use AI with a different purpose in mind: bridging society's increasingly stark political divisions. The project stemmed from the research of David Rozado, a professor at Te Pūkenga -- the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, who's recent work has drawn attention to political bias in ChatGPT and the potential for such bias in other AI systems. Rozado found that in 14 out of 15 political orientation test answers from ChatGPT, a product of the company OpenAI, were deemed as giving left-leaning viewpoints. At the same time, however, the AI language processing tool denied having any political bias or orientation, maintaining that it was just providing objective and accurate information to users. "The system would flag as hateful comments about certain groups but not others," Rozado told Fox News Digital, noting for example that the system would say it's hateful to call women dishonest but not men.

China is ramping up efforts to drive AI development


China is ramping up efforts to drive the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and calling for global collaborators to participate. The Chinese government this week unveiled plans to build AI industrial hubs and tech platforms across the country to support research and development work. To date, development plans have been launched for 18 national AI pilot areas and 32 innovation platforms, including in Beijing and Tianjin, according to a report by state-owned publication Global Times. China believes AI is essential to improving productivity and public wellbeing as well as industry transformation, said Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang, who was speaking Thursday at the 7th World Intelligence Conference in Tianjin. Also: Generative AI brings new risks to everyone. Here's how you can stay safe The nationwide AI platforms would help deepen integration of research and application, Wang said, but gave no further details on these new infrastructures.

Japan looks to play catch-up on generative AI

The Japan Times

With generative artificial intelligence rapidly gaining traction around the world, Japanese firms ranging from SoftBank to Hitachi are developing or incorporating the technology into their businesses. At the same time, the government is working toward crafting a national AI strategy. Following the public debut of Microsoft-backed OpenAI's ChatGPT last November, global tech giants such as California-based Google and China's Baidu have rolled out their own AI-powered chatbots, but Japanese firms have been conspicuous in their absence. Still, the nation's companies are beginning to make their presence felt, with SoftBank's mobile unit declaring earlier this month that it will develop a Japanese equivalent of ChatGPT. This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Wuhan University rule-breaking with AI-controlled satellite experiments: experts

FOX News

Artificial general intelligence, the AI with human-like capabilities, could be decades away, said Dr. Michael Capps, CEO of Diveplane Corp. Researchers at a Chinese university last month allegedly handed over control of a satellite to an artificial intelligence (AI) program for 24 hours, showing how far the country will go to find ways to get ahead using AI technology, experts warn. "Many Americans understandably want to hit the pause button on AI development to sort out the risk issues. China, unfortunately, is roaring ahead, as its 24-hour satellite experiment shows," Gordon Chang, a China expert, told Fox News Digital. Researchers at Wuhan University allegedly handed over control of the Qimingxing 1, a small Earth observation satellite, to a ground-based AI program.

Former Google CEO says AI at 'center' of technology competition between US and China

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A former Google CEO said during a Congressional hearing on Wednesday that artificial intelligence (AI) is at the "center" of the technology competition between the United States and China. Eric Schmidt, who was CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011, made the comment during Wednesday's House hearing focusing on strategic competition between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). "I think the technology competition between China and the U.S. is the defining moment of all of the competitions," Schmidt said. "And of that, artificial intelligence, AI, which is now a lot of people are talking about, is very much at the center of this competition." Elaborating on his point, Schmidt said that "China is now dedicating enormous resources to outpace the US and technologies, in particular AI." Former CEO & Chairman of Google and Chainlink Advisor Eric Schmidt speaks at Chainlink's SmartCon 2022 Web3 Conference on September 28, 2022 in New York City.