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A portrait of a man painted by an A.I. artist

Art-Ificial Intelligence: Painting Created by AI Sold for $432,000

A painting portraying a man created completely by artificial intelligence sold for $432,000 at auction this week. The painting, titled Portrait of Edmond Belamy, was auctioned at Christie’s auction house, and was estimated to sell for between $7,000 and $10,000 — but

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Hayward: Google Builds Censored Search Engine for China But Refuses A.I. Work for U.S. Military

The Intercept reported on Wednesday that Google is planning to launch a censorship-friendly search engine for the Chinese market, tailored to the demands of China’s authoritarian communist government. That’s quite a contrast with Google’s reluctance to work for the U.S. military. Just a few months ago, an employee revolt at the tech giant nearly killed a vital artificial-intelligence contract with the Pentagon.

The sun sets behind the Beijing skyline and a security camera, on December 5, 2013. Beijing is the second most expensive city in Asia for expatriates, jumping up the ranking from fifth place last year while Tokyo still tops the list despite a sharply weaker yen, a survey showed. AFP …

High-Tech Surveillance in Muslim Xinjiang Province Spreads Across China

Reuters offered a look on Tuesday at how high-tech surveillance techniques developed to monitor the Muslims of Xinjiang province are spreading across the rest of China, all the way to the capital city of Beijing. The account provides a textbook case of surveillance state mission creep, as techniques devised for what the Chinese government described as a unique emergency situation become part of everyday life.

WATERBORO, ME - DECEMBER 20: Howe and Howe Technologies has secured a contract to build twenty RS2H1 robots for the U.S. military. Michael Howe, left, and Geoffrey pose with the robot vehicle at their business in Waterboro. (Photo by Derek Davis/Staff photographer)

Top U.S. General Warns China Pulling Ahead on Artificial Intelligence Research

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. VeraLinn “Dash” Jamieson, deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance for the Air Staff at the Pentagon, warned last week that China is pulling ahead of the United States in artificial intelligence research. Perhaps more ominously, she said China has more concrete plans than any other adversary for actually using A.I. to control its population, enhance its military power, and conduct espionage against other nations.

In this April 26, 2018, photo, a robot entertains visitors at the booth of a Chinese automaker during the China Auto 2018 show in Beijing, China. Under President Xi Jinping, a program known as "Made in China 2025" aims to make China a tech superpower by advancing development of industries …

Chinese Scholar Predicts Artificial Intelligence Will Bring the ‘End of Capitalism’

In an op-ed published by the Washington Post last week, law professor Feng Xiang of Tsinghua University predicted that artificial intelligence technology will usher in the final triumph of socialism and the “end of capitalism.” The essay offers valuable insights into the ideological war China will wage against the United States in the coming decades, arguing that its system of authoritarian central planning is economically, socially, and morally superior to free-market capitalism.