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The Coming Tech War With China

Matthew Bey
Senior Global Analyst, Stratfor
Feb 6, 2018 | 21:15 GMT
Jia Jia, a lifelike robot created by Chinese engineers, demonstrates at least one of her facial expressions at a conference in Shanghai on Jan. 9, 2017.

Humanoid robot Jia Jia, created by a team of engineers from the University of Science and Technology of China, is seen after a presentation at a conference in Shanghai on Jan. 9, 2017. Jia Jia can hold a simple conversation and make specific facial expressions when asked, and her creator believes the eerily lifelike robot heralds a future of cyborg labor in China.


The Asian powerhouse is catching up to the United States in the race to develop and harness emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence. The question now is whether U.S. tech firms will be able to keep up with their Chinese counterparts' breakthroughs. ...

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