11 April, 2017
The Chinese Tech Firms Pushing Boundaries Of Artificial Intelligence
In China’s quest to shed its reputation as a land of copycats, the world’s second-biggest economy is pouring resources in to the hottest area in technology innovation: artificial intelligence.
With the goal of nurturing world-class companies that can compete with the likes of Google and IBM in building intelligent machines, the Chinese leadership singled out AI as a key area of development in a report released during the National People’s Congress in March. Soon after, the country’s biggest technology companies — Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent — announced plans for AI laboratories and projects worth billions of dollars.