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As China marches forward on artificial intelligence, US is silent

The US plans and policies released in 2016 were seemingly the impetus for the formulation of China's national AI strategy

Cade Metz | NYT 

In July, China unveiled a plan to become the world leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and create an industry worth $150 billion to its economy by 2030. To technologists working on AI in the United States (US), the statement, which was 28 pages long in its English translation, was a direct challenge to America’s lead in arguably the most important tech research to come along in decades. It outlined the Chinese government’s aggressive plan to treat AI like the country’s own version of the Apollo 11 lunar mission — an all-in effort that could stoke national ...

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 00:34 IST