For China – good news! For humanity – possible extinction!
The People’s Republic of China has vowed to become a world leader in artificial intelligence (AI) within a decade, and the government will spend billions on developing computers that are capable of thinking for themselves. The Communist powerhouse wants to become world leader in the field within a decade.
China has issued a “national AI development plan” to exceed efforts by Western market leaders, including Google and Microsoft. The Chinese will spend $22.15 billion on AI research by 2020, and $59.07 billion by 2025. Because of their government-owned defense industry and low wages, the actual costs – comparable to the U.S. – will be five to ten times those numbers, far exceeding American investment Continue reading →