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China Calls for Borderless Research to Promote AI Development

  • Google, Alibaba, Tencent discuss AI capabilities in Shanghai
  • Vice Premier pledges “environment of free thinking” in China
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No One Is Sure How Good, or Bad, AI Will Get

A little more than a year ago, China released an aggressive plan to become the world’s leading artificial intelligence player. But with its technological dependence on the U.S. laid bare, it’s now promoting a softer approach, calling for all nations to join hands to develop the technology.

Chinese leaders, including Vice Premier Liu He, joined business mogul Jack Ma and executives from Google at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai to support a borderless approach to AI research. Liu called for foreign investment in the country and pledged to foster “an environment of free thinking” to support development.