The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting. "China is betting on AI and investing in AI and deploying AI on a scale no other country is doing," says Abishur Prakash, a futurist and author of books about the effect of artificial intelligence (AI) on geopolitics. As developments in AI accelerate, some in the US fear that the ability of China's powerful central government to marshal data and pour resources into the field will push it ahead. The country has announced billions in funding for start-ups, launched programmes to woo researchers from overseas and streamlined its data policies. It has announced news-reading robots and AI-powered strategy for foreign relations. Perhaps most alarming to the US are its efforts to incorporate it into its military. In the last few years, Washington has toughened oversight of Chinese investments, banned US firms from doing business with certain Chinese companies and increased criminal … [Read more...] about Is China gaining an edge in artificial intelligence?
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Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh talks to Vietnam News Agency about ASEAN-Vietnam co-operation and the roles of Vietnam as ASEAN Chairman in 2020. Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh. — VNA/VNS Photo How do you assess co-operation between ASEAN and Vietnam, especially in terms of economics, one of three pillars of the bilateral co-operation? Vietnam became an ASEAN member in 1995 after the country had its embargo lifted and commenced its comprehensive and extensive reform. Regarding global integration, Vietnam’s participation in border trade, ASEAN and ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) in 1996 were the first steps to realise the resolution of the seventh Party Congress which looks towards external relation strategies on the basis of multilateralism, diversification and considers economic co-operation as an important foundation. Vietnam’s development serves as a foundation for integration strategies of external relations and economy in later … [Read more...] about Vietnam makes important contributions to ASEAN economic co-operation: minister
Growing economic interest in the South China Sea has led the European Union and its member states to pay more attention to the region, according to an Italian expert. Dr. Nicola Casarini, Senior Fellow and Head of Asia Research at the Institute of International Affairs attends the 11th South China Sea International Conference which opened in Hanoi on November 6 Nicola Casarini, Senior Fellow and Head of Asia Research at the Institute of International Affairs (IAI) in Rome told Dantri/DTiNews Newspaper on the sidelines of the 11th South China Sea International Conference which opened in Hanoi on November 6 that economic interest was one reason for the EU's rising interest in the South China Sea region. "China is the European Union’s second largest trading partner, and ASEAN is the third. But for ASEAN, the European Union is the second-largest trading partner after China. Because of the great economic interest, Europe and its member states are looking more and more to the … [Read more...] about Europe steps up security presence in South China Sea
A Vietnamese factory processing tra fish for exports (Illustrative image. Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Vietnamese and Chinese enterprises are encouraged to tap into the great bilateral trade potential driven by the two countries’ open trade policies, experts have said. Vietnam values and gives priority to strengthening economic and trade cooperation with China, and hopes to receive greater investment from China and the overseas Chinese community, said Nguyen Noi, Deputy Director of the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment. “I’m pleased to see that many leading Chinese corporations are expanding their investments in the fields of electronics, renewable energy and IT, applying modern technology and bringing more value in line with Vietnam’s foreign investment orientation,” Noi told a conference on Vietnam-China trade and investment last week. China continued to be Vietnam’s … [Read more...] about Vietnam, China have room to grow trade ties: experts
Deputy Foreign Minister and General Secretary of the ASEAN National Committee 2020 Nguyen Quoc Dung (standing) speaks at the press conference in Hanoi on November 18 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has chosen “Cohesive and Responsive” as the theme of the ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020, given the complicated developments in the region and the world that pose many challenges to multilateralism and free trade as well as the increasing non-traditional security threats. At an international press conference in Hanoi on November 18, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and General Secretary of the ASEAN National Committee 2020 Nguyen Quoc Dung said 2020 will be a significant year to ASEAN in general and Vietnam in particular to review the mid-term implementation of a general plan to build the ASEAN Community between 2015 and 2025, and mark the 25th anniversary of Vietnam’s membership in the association. Vietnam will also take the role of a non-permanent … [Read more...] about Vietnam strives to build more cohesive, responsive ASEAN