According to a State Council plan released in July 2017, China intends to lead the world in artificial intelligence (AI). China watchers and technology watchers alike have been asking why, how and whether China can make good on this promise. University of Oxford researcher Jeffrey Ding weighs in with a thorough, insightful report on China’s AI program – its strengths, weaknesses, context and prospects. getAbstract recommends Ding’s comprehensive account to those with an interest in China’s tech future or in the geopolitics of AI.
In this summary, you will learn
Why China is prioritizing artificial intelligence (AI) development
What factors underpin a country’s success in AI development, and
Which factors favor – and which disadvantage – Chinese AI efforts.
About the Author
Jeffrey Ding, a researcher for the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, specializes in China’s approach to strategic technologies.