There is a competition between a
“Intelligent” player and multiple Texas professional players in China. The protagonist
of event is a software AI called Lengpudashi, which means “cold poker master”
in Chinese. The result is all these players are beaten by this AI. In fact,
Lengpudashi was made in U.S.A. It showed up in China because of the awakening
of government in China on artificial intelligence. China explored the
technology of AI with plenty of money, not only on developing the industries
but also on training people with AI talent. Currently, China’s political and business
supposed these advanced AI technology although the technology position may
increase the difference between high-income groups and low-income groups. China
believed that the achievement of leading on top of the world by processing AI
development in one decade only. To be able to achieve that, some Chinese Internet
companies started the cooperation with foreign Internet companies outside of China.
An Chinese AI expert, Kai-Fu Lee emphasized
in a speech in MIT that the US and Canada owned lots of best AI researchers
while China only owned few, but they could cooperate together to explore the
algorithm and data. China had a huge potential opportunities to lead in the world.
By the time of AlphaGo competed with multiple Go players, the engineers in his
research’s team started to examine the matches. That means every person got
training on AI technology.
In addition, AI is everywhere in
China. A restaurant in Beijing had an AI technology of recognizing a customer’s
health condition by taking his or her picture and recommending healthy and
SenseTime also explored a new
technology on image processing. This technology can automatically remove any smog
and rain from a picture and track any motions by a single camera.
An other example was Baidu’s AI. Mr.
Ng, an AI expert in Baidu research department, recognized the evolution of AI. China
had to caught up otherwise they are behind. So they raised up the development
of business and education in order to anticipate the potentials.
Tencent had led the technology in China
since the last Century. The creation of WeChat changed the stage of social
network application in the world including news, games and WeChat payment. The research
Lab of Tencent hired multiple technic expect from oversea. Furthermore, Tencent
monopolized the market in China on everything so far, not only dealing with
amount of data but also machine-learning system on analyzing.
Overall, Western countries were afraid
of the new raising opponent China because of the rapid development of AI. In
fact, they are in the wrong view. The cooperation between China and Western countries
must enhance the growth of AI, like the competition of Texas, having the opportunity
of learning AI technology and following China.