ARTICLE SERIES: “Understanding Digital Capitalism III” Part 5


China on its way to AI superpower

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Innovation in the Valley? China can only laugh. In the most populous country in the world, the use of artificial intelligence has become a raison d’etat. The big Internet companies – Baidu, Tencent and Alibaba – have more customers, more data and thus more ways to have the neural networks sing their song. This not only helps in the full surveillance of the people, but also in the optimization of society as desired by the Politburo. Will the network economy bring about the renaissance of the planned economy?

Illustration: Susann Massute