China dreams of becoming an AI utopia, pushing beyond surveillance and into education and health care


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  • Thursday, 19 Dec 2019

China has had success with AI and surveillance, but when it comes to social issues such as education, health care and agriculture, there is still a ways to go. — SCMP

For China, the advent of artificial intelligence is meant to be the silver bullet that unlocks further economic growth and helps solve deep-rooted social problems, such as the uneven distribution of resources in education and health care.

The targets are ambitious – by 2025 China wants wide-scale adoption of AI in manufacturing, health care, education, agriculture and national defence, and is seeking to usurp the US as global leader in AI by 2030.

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