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Super Robot Wars: China Wants to Wrest AI Dominance from the US by 2030

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The plan, which has been approved by the highest levels of Beijing authority, outlines a 13-year plan to bring China to the forefront of the burgeoning field of AI. "Artificial intelligence has become a new engine of economic development," the document reads, translated to English. By 2025, they intend to quintuple the industry's value to 5 trillion yuan with world-leading technological breakthroughs, and by 2030 they intend to be the world leader in AI technology and economics with a 10 trillion yuan AI industry. The initiative in artificial intelligence is the latest step in Chinese President Xi Jinping's efforts to bring China to the forefront of technological innovations.


China vows to become artificial intelligence 'world leader' by 2030 - but will it spark a killer computer arms race?

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CHINA has vowed to become a world leader in artificial intelligence within a decade. The People's Republic has revealed plans to spend billions on developing computers that are capable of thinking for themselves. Yesterday, China released a "national AI development plan" which committed it to spending $22.15 billion (£17 billion) on AI research by 2020 and $59.07 billion (£45 billion) by 2025. The only way to stop the a potential apocalypse is to ensure artificially intelligent machines are built in such a way that ensures they cannot see humans as an enemy or obstacle.


China says it'll be world AI leader by 2025

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China today announced plans to become the global leader in AI research and development. It will increase government spending on core AI programs to $22 billion in the next few years, with plans to spend nearly $60 billion per year by 2025. US General Paul Selva expressed concerns about giving AI control over military assets, telling a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday that he'd prefer to see things remain under human direction. Another Space Race is upon us -- only now it's a sprint to see who will become the global leader in artificial intelligence.


House of Lords launches artificial intelligence inquiry » Banking Technology

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Is the current level of excitement surrounding AI warranted? The UK's House of Lords wants you to come clean on the rise of the machines – with a call for feedback on the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence (AI). The House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (AI) is asking for contributions to its inquiry and is looking for pragmatic solutions to the issues presented, and questions raised by the development and use of AI in the present and the future. Some of its questions include the current state of AI; development over the next five to 20 years; regulations; and whether the current level of excitement surrounding AI is warranted.


Intel's Artificial Intelligence USB Stick Could Bring AI To Everyone

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Intel on Thursday launched its Movidius Neural Compute Stick, which will enable users to easily develop artificial intelligence and deep learning applications, and even use the technology in research. "The Myriad 2 VPU housed inside the Movidius Neural Compute Stick provides powerful, yet efficient performance -- more than 100 gigaflops of performance within a 1W power envelope -- to run real-time deep neural networks directly from the device. At this price, the device would make it much easier to develop AI, as it would make it easier to add deep learning capabilities to existing computing platforms. The company claims the device will make it easier to develop, tune and deploy AI applications.


China sets out road map to lead world in artificial intelligence by 2030

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The ambitious plan will be an economic bonanza for the country's technology firms, as the area defined as core AI is expected to be valued at 150 billion yuan by 2020, while AI-related fields are valued at 1 trillion yuan, according to the government's forecast. By 2025, those values will exceed 400 billion yuan and 5 trillion yuan (US$739 billion) respectively. Up to 26 per cent of China's gross domestic products (GDP) could be generated by AI-related industries by 2030, making the country the world's biggest winner from investing in the field, according to a report last month by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Chinese internet companies led by Alibaba Group Holding, Baidu and Tencent Holdings have been investing heavily in AI applications.


China sets out road map to lead world in artificial intelligence by 2030

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The ambitious plan will be an economic bonanza for the country's technology firms, as the area defined as core AI is expected to be valued at 150 billion yuan by 2020, while AI-related fields are valued at 1 trillion yuan, according to the government's forecast. By 2025, those values will exceed 400 billion yuan and 5 trillion yuan (US$739 billion) respectively. Up to 26 per cent of China's gross domestic products (GDP) could be generated by AI-related industries by 2030, making the country the world's biggest winner from investing in the field, according to a report last month by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Chinese internet companies led by Alibaba Group Holding, Baidu and Tencent Holdings have been investing heavily in AI applications.


China aims to become world leader in AI, challenges U.S. dominance

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China released a national AI development plan late on Thursday, aiming to grow the country's core AI industries to over 150 billion yuan ($22.15 billion) by 2020 and 400 billion yuan ($59.07 billion) by 2025, the State Council said. With this major push into AI, China is looking to rival U.S. market leaders such as Alphabet Inc's Google and Microsoft Corp, as it is keen not to be left behind in a technology that is increasingly key from smart cars to energy. Beijing's AI plan comes as the United States is poised to bolster its scrutiny of investments, including artificial intelligence, over fears that countries including China could access technology of strategic military importance. China's plan follows a similar national AI development plan released by the United States in October 2016.


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The ambitious plan will be an economic bonanza for the country's technology firms, as the area defined as core AI is expected to be valued at 150 billion yuan by 2020, while AI-related fields are valued at 1 trillion yuan, according to the government's forecast. By 2025, those values will exceed 400 billion yuan and 5 trillion yuan (US$739 billion) respectively. Up to 26 per cent of China's gross domestic products (GDP) could be generated by AI-related industries by 2030, making the country the world's biggest winner from investing in the field, according to a report last month by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Chinese technology companies including Alibaba Group Holdings, Baidu Inc and Tencent Holdings have been investing heavily into AI applications.


Why IoT Needs AI - OpenMind

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However in order for companies to realize the full potential of IoT, they need to combine IoT with rapidly-advancing Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, which enable'smart machines' to simulate intelligent behavior and make well-informed decisions with little or no human intervention. Making sense of huge amounts of data is a perfect application for pure AI. By applying the analytic capabilities of AI to data collected by IoT, companies can identify and understand patterns and make more informed decisions. Scientists are trying to find ways to make more intelligent data analysis software and devices in order to make safe and effective IoT a reality.