China racing for AI military edge over US, says report


A research arm of the US intelligence community just wrapped up a competition to see who could develop the best facial recognition technology. The challenge: Identify as many passengers as possible walking on an aircraft boarding ramp.

Of all the entries, it was a Chinese start-up company called Yitu Tech that walked away with the $25,000 prize this month, the highest of three cash awards. The competition was one of many examples cited in a report by a US-based think-tank about how China’s military might leverage its.

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