China is planning to invest tens of billions of dollars in the next few years to master artificial intelligence. A large part of Alibaba’s planned $15 billion per year in research and another $10 billion investment by 2020 in quantum computing center and other investments.
Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, are many AI experts and building new research centers.
One of the AI startups is SenseTime, which was founded in 2014 and is already among the world’s most valuable AI startups.
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Hmmm. An exascale computer followed by a workable general-purpose quantum computer before December, 2020 (China’s breakout year) working on the biggest database on earth should give China a handy lead in AI…
This is one of the reasons I believe that AI will take off in a massive way and take the jobs of those who are just average (or lower) intellect. So much is being put into the field, it can only get better, and with it, those jobs.
AI may replace some high-end jobs too. It can already interpret medical images more accurately than a human radiologist. And perform case research more efficiently than a human junior lawyer.
It will be interesting to see what areas of application China will consider essential to target…
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