China to become ‘world leader’ artificial intelligence by 2030 – but will it spark a killer computer …

TECH-POCALYPSE Experts fear the race to develop a super-smart machine mind could end up creating the digital destroyer which wipes out humanity CHINA has vowed to become a world leader in artificial intelligence within a decade. The People’s Republic has revealed plans to spend billions on developing computers that are capable of thinking for themselves. It’s feared that the race to develop AI could lead to the creation of a human-hating super computer However, experts believe an AI version of the space race could be disastrous for the world and even lead to the creation of a digital destroyer that ends up wiping out humanity.  Yesterday, China released a “national AI development plan” which committed it to spending $22.15 billion (£17 billion) on AI research by 2020 and $59.07 billion (£45 billion) by 2025. China wants to square up to Western market leaders including Google and Microsoft, who are racing ahead in the development of smart computers. “The local and central government are supporting this AI effort,” said Rui Yong, chief technology officer at PC maker Lenovo Group. Rui said officials back AI because it is seen as the latest “industrial revolution” similar to the advent of the combustion engine, electricity…


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