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Big Data Ethics: What does China's social credit system mean for the West?

China recently announced it planned to implement a nation-wide social credit system by 2020. The system, already being piloted in some regions, gathers data from smartphones, facial recognition cameras and other AI technology. It then feeds this data into an algorithm that assigns each user a social credit score. read more...

China using big data to roll out dystopian social credit system

The social credit system has already been in place since 2014 in certain areas of China such as Hangzhou, near Shanghai. For those deemed untrustworthy, “everywhere is limited, and it is difficult to move, so that those who violate the law and lose the trust will pay a heavy price”. The social credit system will be implemented nation-wide by 2020. read more...

US considers AI export controls in fight to keep lead against China

The US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security recently proposed doubling down on export controls for conventional weapons, intelligence collection, weapons of mass destruction and items that could be deemed to have potential terrorist applications. The move comes under the umbrella of the Export Control Reform Act established earlier read more...

China's Xinhua news agency reveals world's first AI-powered news anchor

China’s Xinhua news agency just launched the world’s first AI-powered news anchor. Based on a real live news anchor, the AI version reads out the news while mimicking the voice and facial expressions of a real person. The AI news anchor can be kept busy around the clock working on Xinhua’s official website and various read more...

Global AI: China emerging as an AI superpower

Kai-Fu Lee, investor, former head of Google China and author of the book “AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order,” has warned the US it would do well to double its spending on AI research if it wants to keep pace with China, which has announced it plans on becoming the world leader in AI innovation by read more...

AI giant Baidu first-ever Chinese company to join US-led ethics board

A crucial step towards developing cross-border AI ethics guidelines Chinese technology giant Baidu just joined the Partnership on AI, marking a historical moment in the quest to develop guidelines for AI ethics. Founded by Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft in 2016 and joined by Apple the year after, the Partnership on AI (PAI) aims […] read more...