China’s Fourth Industrial Revolution: Artificial Intelligence

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China’s state news agency Xinhua, has shown the world just how far China has come in the artificial intelligence race with the introduction of a digital news anchor.

The digital anchor not only read the news at China’s World Internet Conference last week, but it also demonstrated the capabilities of a digital ‘person’ created via machine learning, with speech, voice and facial movements all based on its human counterparts. 

The accomplishment is yet another sign of China’s overall AI ambitions.

Analysis: China’s nationwide pursuit to become the world leader in artificial intelligence (AI) is an attempt to not only match U.S. economic power, but to bypass it geo-strategically.

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