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China Can Narrow AI Gap on US by 2026, Cyber Chief Claims: GT

Zhou Hongyi made his confident prediction despite last week Chat-GPT creator OpenAI releasing Sora, a text-to-video AI generator

China's tech leaders are striving to catch up with their US rivals. Image: Freepix; edited by Aarushi Agrawal


China’s tech firms can narrow the AI gap on US rivals within just one or two years, a Chinese security chief has forecast, the state-backed Global Times reported.

“Chinese companies’ learning capabilities are very fast,” said Zhou Hongyi, founder and chairman of 360 Security Technology, “especially when peers release open-source projects or publish papers publicly, it is not a difficult problem for Chinese teams to follow up.”

Zhou was speaking after Chat-GPT creator OpenAI last week released Sora, the story went on, a text-to-video AI generator, which can create realistic videos based on user text prompts.

Read the full story: Global Times


  • By Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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