Pictured above: Huawei promoting its new P20 mobile phone that will incorporate artificial intelligence (AI). The huge flags of China are to celebrate National Day Week. Photo taken on my, er…hum… Huawei Nova 2, bought six months ago and already a relic of the past. All photos taken on 2018.9.28, at the Shenzhen Airport, on my way to a week of discovery in Hunan Province.
By Jeff J. Brown
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2 thoughts on “60 Seconds over Sinoland- China tech giants promote AI in their rise to global dominance”
I have to disagree on this one, Jeff: I grew up with electronics, and even I see little benefit to A.I. and I.O.T. Given the business models of corporations like Amazon or Uber, I see a further computerised economy as a threat to my and other people’s ability to make a living and ennjoy some “finer things in life” like libraries, brick-and-mortar stores plus recreational sites, or being assisted by a qualified person from an organisation specialised in a particular problem. Decades of tech marketing has taught me that larger-than-life hype for the “next big thing” is rarely true. I still don’t see A.I. capable of understanding context or nuance (e.g. Google recommending stupid or even outright evil YouTube videos which are somewhat related or similar to content I do find to be of value), and if it eventually reaches true sapience, what’s to stop it from going rogue on us?
Thanks for your coherent justification. I now realize that I’m not getting comment notices via email, since it is set up to go to Patrice Greanville. I’m going to ask him to give me a new WP sign-in name with my email, so I can know when I get comments.
I think the Chinese can get away with all this technology, because their social hierarchy is inverted to the Western one. Here, the individual comes last and the leaders/government/nation come first. So, advancements are perceived and used for the greater good.