The country is home to more than 1 billion mobile phones, all chock-full of sophisticated sensors.
He could also export it beyond the country’s borders, entrenching the power of a whole generation of autocrats.
iris recognition, cloud-based speech synthesis—are spun off to Chinese tech giants, AI start-ups, and, in some cases, the People’s Liberation Army.
To visit China on sensitive business is to risk being barraged with cyberattacks and malware
Belgian officials on a trade mission noticed that their mobile data were being intercepted by pop-up antennae outside their Beijing hotel.
I was told to wait in a lobby monitored by cameras
Xi has said that he wants China, by year’s end, to be competitive with the world’s AI leaders, a benchmark the country has arguably already reached. And he wants China to achieve AI supremacy by 2030.
Xi also wants to use AI’s awesome analytical powers to push China to the cutting edge of surveillance.
all-seeing digital system of social control, patrolled by precog algorithms that identify potential dissenters in real time.
During China’s coronavirus outbreak, Xi’s government leaned hard on private companies in possession of sensitive personal data
Xi’s government hopes to soon achieve full video coverage of key public areas.
In the near future, every person who enters a public space could be identified
China’s government could soon achieve an unprecedented political stranglehold on more than 1 billion people.
Xi wants to use artificial intelligence to build a digital system of social control, patrolled by precog algorithms that identify dissenters in real time.
China’s citizens were subjected to a form of risk scoring
China’s citizens were subjected to a form of risk scoring.
The emergence of an AI-powered authoritarian bloc led by China could warp the geopolitics of this century.
During the initial coronavirus outbreak, Chinese social-media apps promoted hotlines where people could report those suspected of hiding symptoms.
With AI, Xi can build history’s most oppressive authoritarian apparatus, without the manpower Mao needed to keep information about dissent flowing to a single, centralized node.
in Xinjiang’s Muslim minority, he has found his test population
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