The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou will invest $29 billion into tech funds. The city will allocate the money into funds-of-funds to invest in semiconductors, renewable energy and other high tech fields. Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong, China’s most populous province that is also home to Shenzhen, where many tech powerhouses such as Tencent, Huawei and DJI are based. China’s local...
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Fear and Longing in the AI Wars
Hi, welcome to your Weekend! This is Abe filling in for Jon, who returns as Weekender-in-Chief next Saturday.If the cars, brain implants and spaceships don’t pan out, Elon Musk has a promising future as a fear-monger. His was the leading name attached to a widely discussed open letter published this week that urged a halt in artificial intelligence research, warning that AI poses “profound...
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