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China's AI imperative

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Science  09 Feb 2018:
Vol. 359, Issue 6376, pp. 628-630
DOI: 10.1126/science.359.6376.628

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  • Advancing AI technology accelerates AI robots replacing human jobs

    Christina Larson wrote an article entitled China's AI imperative (1). She emphasizes the rapid progress of China's AI industry (1). Advancing AI technology and industry means accelerating robots replacing human workers/jobs. Besides, AI will make the rich richer, the poor poorer (2, 3). Leaders of China, US, EU, and Japan must understand how to cope with the expected problems in the AI society. We must consider guaranteed minimum income or universal basic income in the near future (3). In the AI society, we must inspire our children for their future. What career advice should we give our children (4)?

    References:
    1. Christina Larson, "China's AI imperative," Science 359 (6376), 628-630
    2. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/11/ai_automation_risks_amplifying_...
    3. Y. Takefuji, "In the long run, the gap between the rich and poor will dramatically increase by artificial intelligence," Science (eLetter, 1 Feb 2018)
    http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6373/286.7/tab-e-letters
    4. Max Tegmark, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

    Competing Interests: None declared.