Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that aims to create intelligent machines that can mimic human thinking. Areas being explored include learning, reasoning, perceiving situations and environments, and solving problems. It has broad applications, and is already used in security trading dark pools and cancer diagnosis. Combined with robotics, AI also has the ability to physically execute.
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Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors warned that AI could “potentially be more dangerous than nukes.” Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak also expressed concerns: “The future is scary and very bad for people. Will we be the gods? Will we be the family pets? Or will we be ants that get stepped on?”
“China has the potential to become the preeminent global superpower in AI innovation. Money and other resources are available and its people have boundless intellectual capacity. At the moment, however, the cultural climate with respect to innovation is very restrictive. By fostering creativity from an early age, and reducing structural barriers, China’s model for AI development would become more sustainable.” – Professor Michael Wade and Amanda Bris