'US rethinks Chinese investment in AI start-ups'

'US rethinks Chinese investment in AI start-ups'

The Pentagon has raised concerns about China’s access to artificial-intelligence-based technology developed in the US, according to Reuters. The news agency says a leaked report proposes that export controls be updated to stop Chinese organisations being able to invest in some start-ups. It suggests the move is needed to prevent their advanced algorithms being repurposed for the military by Beijing. One expert said the report sounded credible. “Quite a few people in the US security…

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WannaCry ransom notice analysis suggests Chinese link

WannaCry ransom notice analysis suggests Chinese link

New analysis suggests Chinese-speaking criminals may have been behind the WannaCry ransomware that affected thousands of organisations worldwide. Researchers from Flashpoint looked at the language used in the ransom notice. They said the use of proper grammar and punctuation in only the Chinese versions indicated the writer was “native or at least fluent” in Chinese. The translated versions of the ransom notice appeared to be mostly “machine translated”. The WannaCry ransom note could be displayed…

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AI wins $290,000 in Chinese poker competition

AI wins $290,000 in Chinese poker competition

An artificial intelligence program has beaten a team of six poker players at a series of exhibition matches in China. The AI system, called Lengpudashi, won a landslide victory and $ 290,000 (£230,000) in the five-day competition. It is the second time this year that an AI program has beaten competitive poker players. An earlier version of the program, known as Libratus, beat four of the world’s best poker pros during a 20-day game in…

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Chinese president in UK for state visit

Chinese president in UK for state visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in UK 19 October 2015 From the section UK Image copyright Reuters Image caption This week’s is the first state visit by a Chinese president since 2005 Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in the UK at the start of a four-day state visit which UK PM David Cameron has said hails a “golden era” in ties between the two countries. Mr Cameron’s spokesman has said “nothing is off the…

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