“A couple of years ago at the Beijing Xiangshan Forum, a senior executive at one of China’s largest defense companies claimed that ‘mechanized equipment is just like the hand of the human body.’ He continued, ‘In future intelligent wars, AI systems will be just like the brain of the human body.’ More recently, the People’s Liberation Army sought broad participation from young technology-savvy inventors in an AI challenge-style competition to develop the best algorithms to direct joint military forces in a realistic fight over a disputed island territory — in other words, Taiwan…”

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