How China is running the Artificial Intelligence marathon, ahead of everyone ?

  • This is of no surprise because just few months earlier, during his keynote speech at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party, Xi called for “deep integration between [China’s] real economy and advanced technologies including the internet, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Chinese users use Apps like WeChat to do an astonishing range of real-world activities like buying groceries, book doctor’s appointments, manage their electricity and water utilities, take out microloans.
  • SenseTime independently developed a proprietary deep learning platform, multiple supercomputing centres, and a range of AI technologies such as face recognition, image recognition, object recognition, text recognition, medical image analysis, video analysis, autonomous driving, and remote sensing.
  • Smart checkout process at airport just with use of facial recognition.
  • There are multiple ways in which the Chinese state engages in surveillance, including Internet surveillance, camera surveillance in public, the recent social credit surveillance, and other supporting digital technologies.

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