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China pushing forward on weaponised AI

12th January 2018 - 07:58 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei


China is not fooling around about becoming the world leader in weaponised artificial intelligence (AI), including killer robots and smart systems that can locate enemy troops without using traditional satellites or signal intelligence. 

China is opening a new AI technology park outside Beijing to specialise in cloud computing, cognitive intelligence, biometrics, the internet-of-things (IoT), data analytics, robotics and 5G technology. The park, costing $2.1 billion, will be developed by Zhongguancun Development Group and will house 400 companies focusing on all aspects of AI.

One Chinese company attracting interest in AI development is Kuang-Chi, based in Guangdong,

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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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