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The Quantified Country

China is the quantified country. It has long constructed metrics and set targets, tying numbers into both the engineering of…

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Porn, AI, and slut-shaming: A Chinese programmer’s war on ‘promiscuous’ women

On May 27, Weibo user @将记忆深埋, a Germany-based Chinese entrepreneur, announced the completion of an AI-powered algorithm that uses facial…

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‘The real risk is machine + human’: Jennifer Zhu Scott on the future of AI

Jennifer Zhu Scott is the founding principal of Radian Partners, a private investment firm for family offices and UHNWIs that…

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China’s AI trajectory is set by entrepreneurs and international collaboration, not by government edict

What is driving China’s current boom in artificial intelligence research? Many Western analyses inaccurately attribute China’s AI growth to the…

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iQiyi uses AI to improve video-creation efficiency, CTO says

iQiyi is China’s largest video-streaming site based on time spent on its platform. Viewers watched 4.395 billion hours of…

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Hype and reality in Chinese artificial intelligence

In MIT Technology Review, Jeff Ding shares five takeaways from his experience writing about and translating Chinese-language writing about artificial…

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A few things to consider

Rand Corporation was founded to advise the U.S. military: its employees are generally not doves. Yet in the current atmosphere…

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U.S. efforts to control advanced technology hitting new levels, directed squarely at China

This week the U.S. Commerce Department published its long anticipated initial draft of a list of “emerging technologies” that the U.S.…

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China unveils world’s first AI broadcasters

Just in time for this year’s Chinese Journalists’ Day on Thursday, Xinhua News Agency unveiled the world’s first virtual…

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Kai-Fu Lee: AI is not a zero-sum game

Artificial intelligence expert Kai-Fu Lee talks about his new book AI Superpowers in New York City on October 2, 2018. Also…

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‘Go into a field with human-to-human interaction’: Kai-Fu Lee on AI, big data, and the future

This interview with Kai-Fu Lee first appeared on Young China Watchers (YCW) and is republished here, with minor edits, with…

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James McGregor reviews Kai-Fu Lee’s forthcoming book, ‘AI Superpowers’

Western policymakers and business leaders who focus on the limits of China’s system should pay attention to Kai-Fu Lee’s non-ideological…

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China’s AI ‘wish list,’ and how it works

Matt Sheehan at Macro Polo has a must-read explanation of how China’s plan to dominate artificial intelligence technology, announced in July…

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NEXT CHINA: A conversation with Fritz Demopoulos on the Chinese media industry

We spoke with Frederick (aka Fritz) Demopoulos — founding partner at Queens Road Capital and Shawei.com — on Jan….

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Friday Song: In ‘A.I. Love,’ Wang Leehom wants us to ‘ethics, attain ethics’

In 1995, Wang Leehom 王力宏 emerged as a writer of exquisite love songs. Along his path to becoming a mega…

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