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Artificial Intelligence an ‘Existential’ Threat to China-US Ties – FP

Washington and Beijing need to upgrade human-to-human co-operation to avoid AI errors in a high-pressure, low-information military environment


China researchers claim to have built AI that can gauge attentiveness of Chinese Communist Party members to "thought and political education".
China is building domestic manufacturing and artificial intelligence technologies with the aim to surpass the US. File photo: AFP.

 

Artificial intelligence (AI) is creating “existential threats” that could lead to a dangerous flashpoint in China-US relations, according to an article in Foreign Policy by Ryan Fedasiuk, of the Center for a New American Security.

Given that machine learning systems malfunction and perform in ways contrary to their intentions, Washington and Beijing need to upgrade human-to-human co-operation to avoid AI errors in a high-pressure, low-information military environment, it said.

Read the full report: Foreign Policy

 

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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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