China’s spending on research and development rose to a record high last year as Beijing moves to become more self-sufficient in areas such as chip development. China’s National Bureau of Statistics said that research and development spending rose to 2.44 trillion yuan ($378 billion) in 2020, up more than 10% when compared with a year earlier. That comes despite the Covid-19 pandemic, which...
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Google is finally waking up. After weeks of excitement coursing through tech about OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot, paired with news coverage of how Microsoft plans to incorporate it into products like Bing and Word, Google has made a move. The tech company once seen as a leader in artificial intelligence on Monday unveiled its version of a conversational AI service, which it calls Bard. Google said...
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