Tag: China

China Is Escalating AI Use in Efforts to Influence US Elections, Microsoft Warns

In the midst of the ongoing U.S. election season, China is ramping up its utilization of artificial intelligence as a tool to interfere in American politics, Microsoft reveals. By posing divisive questions on hot-button U.S. issues, Chinese-affiliated actors aim to grasp the fundamental fault lines among American voters, potentially stoking discord in the process. Microsoft’s […]

Taiwan produces 90% of the world’s AI servers – raising concerns as US-China trade conflicts continue to simmer

Taiwan currently maintains a dominant position in the global artificial intelligence (AI) server market, controlling a staggering 90% share according to a recent report by DigiTimes. This success was underscored during a briefing held by the Taiwanese government, with President-elect Lai Ching-te and 20 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry leaders in attendance. The event, […]

Chinese platforms are cracking down on influencers selling AI lessons

Chinese social media platforms WeChat and Douyin have taken action against influencers who capitalized on people’s anxiety about artificial intelligence (AI) by selling subpar courses. The backlash began when students criticized the lack of substance in the courses, exposing the misleading educational promises made by these influencers.   One prominent figure, Li Yizhou, a former […]

China is falling behind US in AI race, Chinese premier warned

Chinese researchers have warned Premier Li Qiang about China’s lag in artificial intelligence compared to the U.S., citing heavy dependence on American technology for AI training. Concerns include a lack of self-sufficiency in developing generative AI due to reliance on Meta’s Llama system for training services like ChatGPT. However, U.S. semiconductor export restrictions have hindered […]

Chinese researchers aim to replicate Open AI’s Sora text-to-video capabilities

Chinese researchers from Peking University and AI company Rabbitpre have launched the Open-Sora project aiming to replicate OpenAI’s text-to-video model, Sora, in a more accessible and scalable way with community involvement. The project has made notable progress by developing a three-part framework and showcasing four video demonstrations of varying resolutions and durations. Future goals include […]

A Chinese court, in a landmark ruling, found that images produced by an artificial intelligence service violated the copyright of the iconic Japanese superhero character Ultraman. The lawsuit was brought by an unnamed plaintiff who owned a portion of Ultraman’s copyright and accused an AI company of generating images that closely resembled the beloved character. […]

Chinese Women Say AI Boyfriends Are “Better Than a Real Man”

In China, a trend is emerging where young women are turning to AI chatbots for romance and companionship, sometimes finding them to be better conversationalists than human partners. These AI boyfriends, customized through various chatbot apps like “Glow” by the Shanghai startup MiniMax, are providing emotional support and understanding to users like Tufei from Xi’an. […]

Russian and North Korean hackers used OpenAI tools to hone cyberattacks

Microsoft and OpenAI have revealed that state-backed hacking groups associated with China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran are utilizing OpenAI’s generative AI (GAI) tools to enhance cyberattacks. These groups are employing the GAI technology for code debugging, researching targets, creating social engineering methods, crafting phishing emails, and text translation.   OpenAI, whose technology powers Microsoft’s […]

Pentagon now considers China’s 3D NAND maker YMTC a ‘military company’ — designation bars company from using US-designed chipmaking equipment

The Pentagon has designated several Chinese technology firms, including Yangtze Memory Technologies Corp. (YMTC), as ‘military companies’ due to national security risks, leading to a ban on the U.S. military from purchasing devices featuring their chips and restricting these companies from buying advanced chipmaking equipment based on U.S. intellectual property. SMIC Hong Kong International Co. […]

China’s top AI accelerator and CPU makers are bleeding tens of millions — Longsoon and Cambricon losses continue despite billions in government subsidies

Chip designers in China, particularly Loongson and Cambricon Technologies, are facing significant financial challenges in 2023. Loongson, a leading CPU developer, is projected to experience a 31% year-over-year decrease in revenue and an expected loss of ¥310 million, attributed to a sluggish market for industrial chips and high research and development expenses. Similarly, Cambricon Technologies, […]

China forms Fusion Energy Inc national company to build ‘artificial sun’

China has established a new state-owned company, China Fusion Energy Inc, to centralize the country’s nuclear fusion research and development efforts and address key challenges in the field.   The company aims to leverage national resources and industry input to develop a high-quality energy industry and has formed a collaborative innovation consortium comprising 25 entities, […]

Despite sanctions, Chinese military, universities, and government bodies procure Nvidia GPUs.

According to the Reuters report, Chinese military institutions, state-run AI research centers, and universities have been acquiring Nvidia’s AI and HPC GPUs, including the A100 and H100, despite U.S. export curbs.   The U.S. imposed bans on the exports of Nvidia’s A100 and H100 chips to China and Hong Kong, which led Nvidia to design […]

Nvidia’s RTX 4090 returns to China 11% slower than before

Nvidia has launched a modified version of its GeForce RTX 4090 GPU in China to comply with US export restrictions, featuring a 10.94% decrease in performance compared to the original model.   The modified RTX 4090D has reduced core count and tensor core count, along with other specifications remaining mostly unchanged, such as peak clock […]

Four Chinese generative AI models pass official assessment

The first group of four large generative artificial intelligence (AI) models in China have passed the official “Large Model Standard Compliance Assessment,” enabling faster and more regulated development of the AI generated content (AIGC) industry in the country. The assessment was conducted by the China Electronics Standardization Institute under the Ministry of Industry and Information […]

US Gov in talks with Nvidia over AI chip exports to China

The US government, led by the Biden administration, is closely monitoring the sale of Nvidia’s accelerators to China, specifically focusing on restricting the shipment of the most advanced AI chips that could be used for military applications. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo has emphasized the importance of Nvidia complying with export restrictions and selling GPUs for […]



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