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Just Forget Nuclear Arms race. China started Artificial intelligence Arms Race

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China Started AI arms race.

China unveiled a ‘grand national plan’ to become the World leader in Artificial Intelligence by the year 2020.China is leaving no stone unturned to become the leader in this filed by the year 2020.

The China State Council released a detailed policy document to achieve the target. Strategies and policy were mentioned in details to provide the conducive environment for the development of Chinese artificial Intelligence Industry.

Apart from Artificial Intelligence other disruptive technologies were also discussed in great detail in this Policy document. Super Computing,Brain Science and Deep learning are technological areas that will be promoted as part of this policy.

According to this policy document Artificial Intelligence has become the new focus of the International competition. It has become the new engine of the economic development.

This vision document wants to build a $150 billion Artificial intelligence industry in coming years.Chinese tech giants like Baidu,Tencent and Alibaba have established AI research center in the United States.China is not the only country that is understanding the importance of the Artificial Intelligence. RecentlyThe United Kingdom consulted experts to understand the Artificial Intelligence and its impact on economy, society, law and order and ethics.

The United States government is also doing the same. During National Governors association meeting Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk warned the US government regarding the impact of Artificial Intelligence on humanity.

Elon Musk said “AI is a fundamental existential risk for human civilization, and I don’t think people fully appreciate that.”Musk termed AI as “the scariest problem”.Musk urgfed the government to formulate a regulatory authority that will define the scope of the AI.

Stephen hawking and other prominent AI innovators already raised concern regarding the misuse of Artificial intelligence and Robotics.

Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma also warned that AI is going to change the society in a drastic way as robots are going to eat jobs and will replace CEOs in coming years

Google’s artificial intelligence system defeated human European champion of ancient Chinese game Go.

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Google’s artificial intelligence system defeated human European champion of ancient Chinese game Go.
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According to journal Nature,A Computer System built by Google defeated the European champion Fan Hui, in Ancient Chinese board game Go. This is a major breakthrough in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) research.

The Google system, named AlphaGo defeated Fan Hui in a five-game match at the Google DeepMind office in London in October.

Google is planning to put AlphaGo up against the highest-ranked Go player, South Korea’s Lee Sedol, at a match in Seoul in March.

“This is the first time that a computer program has defeated a human professional player in the full-sized game of Go, a feat previously thought to be at least a decade away.” – Nature

“If we win the match in March, then that’s sort of the equivalent of beating [Garry] Kasparov in chess,” said Demis Hassabis, cofounder of Google-owned DeepMind, during a press briefing on the research earlier this week. “Lee Sedol is the greatest player of the past decade. I think that would mean AlphaGo would be better than any human at playing Go.”

Go is a board game invented in China more than 2,500 years ago. In this game 19 horizontal and 19 vertical lines forms a grid and players place black and white stones alternately.

“Go is the most complex and beautiful game ever devised by humans,” Demis Hassabis, head of the Google team, and himself an avid Go player, said at a press briefing. By beating Fan Hui, he added, “our program achieved one of the long-standing grand challenges of AI.”