BOOKS

Exploring Humanity’s Many Possible AI Futures | Book Review

Entrepreneur Kai-Fu Lee and sci-fi writer Chen Qiufan weave fiction and technical explanation to illustrate the opportunities and pitfalls of artificial intelligence

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TECHNOLOGY

Talking Smart

AI voice assistants promise to revolutionize human-machine interaction, but their performance falls short of expectations

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TECHNOLOGY

Losing Face

Facial recognition technology surges in China, but privacy protections fail to catch up

NEWS

Pig Tales

The year’s top pig stories in honor of the new zodiac animal

TECHNOLOGY

Tech Thursday: Facial Recognition for Farms

The latest target for China’s facial recognition bonanza is livestock, and aims to revolutionize farming

NEWS

Capital Convenience

Beijing wants one convenience store for every 1,000 residents—and AI-driven technology is here to help

TECHNOLOGY

Tech Thursday Episode 48

Bill Gates becomes Beijing’s “toilet techie,” Didi gets new video surveillance, aviation technology astounds, and a Baidu smart park, and robot news anchor

TECHNOLOGY

Hands off the Wheel

China’s autonomous vehicle companies are ready to start racing toward market dominance—if regulators don’t put the brakes on

SPORTS, TECHNOLOGY

The Alpha and Omega of Go

TWOC attends the Future of Go Summit, the epic clash between human and AI that ended humanity’s 2,500-year dominance of the game

TECHNOLOGY

China’s Robot Poet

Release of book by Microsoft’s AI poet brings up questions about future of Chinese poetry

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