Friday, February 15, 2019

China Warns Of An Impending 'High-Tech Cold War'

Over 140 companies will present their latest AI applications in the areas of finance, smart manufacturing, education, transportation, healthcare, retail and services at the 2018 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai from September 17 to 19. Speakers from 40 companies, including Google, Alibaba, Tencent, Huawei, Microsoft, SAP and Baidu are expected to attend forums at the event. Photos: Yang Hui/GT

Global Times: Chinese State Media Warns of Impending ‘High-Tech Cold War’ Fueled by A.I. Competition

In its latest move to maintain leadership in the high-tech sector, the US on Monday rolled out a plan to give artificial intelligence (AI) more priority and resources, a move that Chinese observers warned may represent the formal launch of a new high-technology Cold War.

Industry insiders said the executive order signed by US President Donald Trump showed the US expanding its containment of Chinese technology from the 5G to the AI sector as a debate rages over a possible AI arms race in which the US may be ceding leadership to China.

Trump signed an executive order Monday prioritizing AI investment in research and development, increased access to federal data, models for that research and preparation of workers to adapt to the AI era, Reuters reported.

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