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CascadiaPrime Cognition - China AI Policy Roll out (Google Translate Recommended)

"China’s plan calls for exceeding all other nations in AI by 2030" Source

Four industry bases: in Tongzhou in Beijing, Songjiang in Shanghai, Qingshan in Wuhan, and Xixian New Area in Shaanxi province.

"Chinese President Xi Jinping’s opening speech at the 19th party congress which called for deeper integration between the real economy and advanced technologies, including internet, big data and AI. China’s ruling Communist Party released a three-step road map in July (2017) with the goal of making the country a global leader" Source

AI chips are one of the eight “Key General Technologies” identified by its government as being crucial to its national AI strategy (translation available here). Chinese companies building AI chips include Bitmain, Cambricon, DeePhi, Horizon Robotics, and SenseTime, many of which are valued at more than a billion dollars."Source


Introduction and Overview

  China's president had 2 books about artificial intelligence on his shelf in his New Year speech (Janary 2018)
  Full translation: State Council Notice on the Issuance of the Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan - PDF (see link mid-page)
  Notice of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Issuing the "Three-year Action Plan for Promoting the Development of a New Generation of Artificial Intelligence Industry (2018-2020)"
  Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China
  CPC Central Committee and the State Council (Wiki)
  CPC Central Committee and the State Council (People's Daily (ENG))
  Xi Jinping leader in the Communist Party of China and the President of the People’s Republic of China

Government recognized China institutions taking leadership rolls in the China AI Policy Rollout

  China Artificial Intelligence Industry Innovation Alliance (CAIIIA)
  China recruits Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent to AI ‘national team’ (November 21, 2017)
  Wiki: Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC)

Other Key China Institutions

  China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) via International Council of Science
  China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) (Direct)
  China Association for Science and Technology Innovation Strategy Research Institute
  China Science and Technology Policy Research Association
  Ministry of Science and Technology Policy
  Brainnetome Center, Institute of Automation Chinese Academy of Sciences
   Institute of Automation Chinese Academy of Sciences
  China's Higher Education - an assessment: Several challenges confront doctoral education and training in China. (March 2017)

China AI Clusters

  Tongzhou in Beijing
  Songjiang in Shanghai
  Qingshan in Wuhan
  Xixian New Area in Shaanxi province

China AI Policy News

  Reuters via Xinhua news agency: Beijing to build $2 billion AI research park (January 2, 2018)
  McKinsey Global Institute: Digital China: Powering the economy to global competitiveness (December 2017)
  In 2017, Silicon Valley Got Cozier with China. In 2018, Washington Will Get Frostier (December 28, 2017)
  The Challenges Confronting China’s Digital Economy (December 26, 2017)
  WSJ: China Snares Innocent and Guilty Alike to Build World’s Biggest DNA Database (December 26, 2017)
  Technological Entanglement? — Artificial Intelligence in the U.S.-China Relationship (December 22, 2017)
  A look at why the U.S. and China are investing heavily in this new computing stack. (December 20, 2017)
  Xinhua News Agency: IETF approved the construction of China's first national cognitive intelligence laboratory (December 19, 2017)
  Chinese version of Sinovation Eurasia Group Joint White Paper on China AI sector (December 15, 2017)
  AI in spotlight at National Postdoctoral Academic Forum in Hengqin (December 15, 2017)
  China Blocks Foreign Companies from Mapping Its Roads for Self-Driving Cars. The government is concerned about spying. (December 15, 2017)
  Wired: Inside China's Vast New Experiment in Social Ranking (December 14, 2017)
  The China-UK Joint Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (University of Birmingham and Southern University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTech)) (December 14, 2017)
  CSIS: China Innovation Policy Series (December 13, 2017)
  State Council executive meeting to deploy to speed up the integration and sharing of government information systems (December 6, 2017)
  AI in China: Cutting Through the Hype (December 6, 2017)
  Project Syndicate: China the Digital Giant (December 4, 2017)
  Zhang Yiming: AI is at the Early Stages from Laboratory to Large-Scale Commercialization (December 3, 2017)
  Paper: By Elsa B. Kania: Battlefield Singularity: Artificial Intelligence, Military Revolution, and China’s Future Military Power (November 2017)
  FT: China’s AI ambitions revealed by most cited research papers (November 6, 2017)
  The Diplomat: After the 19th Party Congress, China Tightens Control on Internet Once Again (October 31, 2017)
  Interview with Dr. Rogier Creemers: AI + Social Credit + Algorithmic Governance + Cybersecurity + VPNs (August 14, 2017)
  Foreign Policy: China Is Using America’s Own Plan to Dominate the Future of Artificial Intelligence (September 8, 2017)
  New America: China’s Plan to ‘Lead’ in AI: Purpose, Prospects, and Problems (August 1, 2017)
  Bloomberg Tech: China’s Got a Huge Artificial Intelligence Plan (July 20, 2017)
  China Daily: UK and Chinese universities establish research network (May 25, 2017)
  MGI: Artificial intelligence: Implications for China (April 2017)
  Nikkei Asian Review: Fudan University professor sees bright AI future for China (April 27, 2017 )
  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS): What is "Made in China 2025"? (June 1, 2015 )

Twitter - China AI Policy

  Kai-Fu Lee @kaifulee CEO of Sinovation Venture, Beijing, China?

NewsPortals - China AI Policy & Developments

  Digital Asia Hub
  South China Morning Post
  Strait Times - Artificial Intelligence
  China Law Translate Twitter: @ChinaLawTransl8