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China’s President Had 2 Books About Artificial Intelligence On His Shelf In His New Year Speech

3 January, 2018

China’s President Had 2 Books About Artificial Intelligence On His Shelf In His New Year Speech

Every new year, China’s president Xi Jinping greets his nation with a video recorded from his office. Behind the desk he sits at is an impressive book shelf that reveals what the world leader has been reading; it gets closely analysed every year, as we first saw via Quartz.

This year, there were at least two books on his shelf about artificial intelligence (AI). They were Pedro Domingo’s “The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World” and Brett King’s “Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane”.

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