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Insight: Deciphering China’s AI militarisation

9th April 2018 - 05:38 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei

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Even with Beijing’s recent announcement that artificial intelligence (AI) will rewrite the very nature of a revolution in military affairs (RMA), China faces as many hurdles as the US in developing AI as a force multiplier, according to a new Oxford University study, 'Deciphering China’s AI Dream'.

Chinese academic literature on the topic of RMA and AI are ‘largely abstract and speculative’, wrote Jeffrey Ding, a researcher in the Governance of AI Programme at Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute. Ding’s previous government experience is unique, with work experience inside the US Department of State and the Hong Kong Legislative Council.

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Wendell Minnick

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

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