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The global race between China and U.S. to set the rules for AI

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As AI moves increasingly into actual commercial use, the leading nations are positioning themselves to standardize the field to their own advantage. This includes everything from minute technical standards to procedures for removing bias from algorithms. Countries and companies have a lot to gain from leaving a mark on the process. Beijing got out of the starting gate first: Last year, China published a detailed report focused on ethical norms and technical standards that are meant to allow companies to work together more easily. A few months later, Beijing hosted the first major international meeting on AI standards.


Let's Talk About A.I.

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Investment in artificial intelligence (A.I.) has skyrocketed over the past several years. One study suggests 80 percent of the enterprises it surveyed have some form of A.I. in production today and 30 percent plan to expand A.I. investment over the next 36 months. Health care has the most robust A.I. startup scene of any sector: as of February 2017, there were 106 A.I. startups in the industry. Seventy launched in the last year alone. While there is tremendous excitement surrounding A.I. activity, there is also considerable fear, confusion and resistance.


China, US lead global race to dominate artificial intelligence: UN study

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GENEVA, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- China, together with the United States, lead the global competition to dominate artificial intelligence (AI), a study …


The unspoken global race for artificial intelligence

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Two men walk into a bar, the first one says: "robots will conquer our civilisation and make us their servants within ten years", the second one responds: "No, the principle of artificial intelligence (AI) is a far-fetched goal that will never see light". The bartender smiles, analyses their facial expressions, assigns a sentiment score to their sentences, evaluates their historical drinking trends, and decides to pour the first one a glass of gin and tonic, and the second one a glass of Scotch. Here is the spoiler: both men are lying; and the bartender is a robot. Not a funny joke, but a reality that is shadowing all conventional discussions about the future prospects of AI. In order to avoid such binary discussions about the goodness and possibilities of machine intelligence, and to eliminate the'hype' surrounding the topic, this article aims to unveil the slowly cooking, quietly simmering, unspoken truths of the inevitable global arms race of AI.


The unspoken global race for artificial intelligence

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Two men walk into a bar, the first one says: "robots will conquer our civilisation and make us their servants within ten years", the second one responds: "No, the principle of artificial intelligence (AI) is a far-fetched goal that will never see light". The bartender smiles, analyses their facial expressions, assigns a sentiment score to their sentences, evaluates their historical drinking trends, and decides to pour the first one a glass of gin and tonic, and the second one a glass of Scotch. Here is the spoiler: both men are lying; and the bartender is a robot. Not a funny joke, but a reality that is shadowing all conventional discussions about the future prospects of AI. In order to avoid such binary discussions about the goodness and possibilities of machine intelligence, and to eliminate the'hype' surrounding the topic, this article aims to unveil the slowly cooking, quietly simmering, unspoken truths of the inevitable global arms race of AI.


Why China will win the global race for complete AI dominance

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China will be the world's dominant player in artificial intelligence by 2030. A State Council document, issued in July last year, resolved to position China as the world's pre-eminent practitioner of artificial intelligence (AI) in both research and application within the next 12 years. Governments across the world are rushing to support innovation in AI, but none has published as coherent a plan as China and – more importantly – has the ability to get things done: the Chinese government can implement policy in ways that are impossible in western democracies. Intent, however, is one thing: to paraphrase the boxer Mike Tyson, everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. The Chinese not only have a strategy, they have a track record of delivering on large-scale, ambitious projects.


Why China will win the global race for complete AI dominance

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China will be the world's dominant player in artificial intelligence by 2030. A State Council document, issued in July last year, resolved to position China as the world's pre-eminent practitioner of artificial intelligence (AI) in both research and application within the next 12 years. Governments across the world are rushing to support innovation in AI, but none has published as coherent a plan as China and – more importantly – has the ability to get things done: the Chinese government can implement policy in ways that are impossible in western democracies. Intent, however, is one thing: to paraphrase the boxer Mike Tyson, everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. The Chinese not only have a strategy, they have a track record of delivering on large-scale, ambitious projects.


China Lays Out Self-Driving Rules in Global Race: China Daily

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"To ensure the safety of road tests, we will not only not only require that road tests take place on prescribed streets, but also that the test driver sits in the driver position throughout, monitoring the car and the surrounding environment and ready to take control of the car at any time," he added.


Chris Taylor: Global race to artificial intelligence

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Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. In the last Cold War, nations tried to see who could make the biggest nuclear bomb. In the current international rivalry, the race is aimed at something you can't see. In fact, China is spending big on AI as one component in its strategy for building a force-projecting military. Chris Taylor, CEO of the data and analytics firm Govini, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk more about China's mission.


Global Race For Artificial Intelligence: Weighing Benefits And Risks – Analysis

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British science fiction writer and futurist, Arthur C. Clarke once said, "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings in a host of real-world applications which had earlier merely been a subject of science fiction novels or movies. AI empowered cars are already under rigorous testing and they are quite likely to ply on the roads soon. The social humanoid robot Sophia became a citizen of Saudi Arabia in 2017. Apple's intelligent personal assistant, Siri, can receive instructions and interact with human beings in natural language. Autonomous weapons can execute military missions on their own, identify and engage targets without any human intervention. In the words of John McCarthy, AI, is the "science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs". As a burgeoning discipline of computer science, AI enables intelligent machines that can execute functions, similar to human abilities like speech, facial, object or gesture recognition, learning, problem solving, reasoning, perception and response.