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In the United States and around the world,  Silicon Valley fashioned the new technologies that have altered the way people live and consume goods. Things could change as China’s government has announced ambitious initiatives to further develop AI in both Chinese universities and the private sector. China aspires to be world leader in AI by 2030. With weak privacy laws and a large population, China has access to a massive amount of data and an advantage over competing countries with stricter policies. getAbstract recommends this article to anyone concerned with the global competition for dominance in AI.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How China’s relaxed privacy laws could give Chinese AI companies an advantage over the competition;
  • What the Chinese government plans to do to further develop AI research in the coming years; and
  • Why recent AI advances in China have garnered attention on the world stage.

About the Author

Christina Larson is an award-winning journalist whose work has been published in Bloomberg News, Science, Wired and The New Republic.



China has ramped up investment in AI and made numerous contributions to the field in recent years.

China is a huge country with a large population that fervently participates online. In addition, China’s weak privacy laws provide companies with an abundance of data to train their AI programs on. China has made great strides in AI technology in the past five years. An article in The Boston Globe echoed that sentiment with the warning that China is only 6 months behind the United States in AI development. Research in China is also bolstered by young students...

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