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  • A group composed of China’s brightest students will soon begin their training to build weapons that harness artificial intelligence. The students, aged 18 and below, were selected from a pool of more than 5,000 candidates for the four-year “experimental program for intelligent weapons systems” at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT). The screening process reviewed not only the students’ academic performance but other qualities essential for success in the program. “These kids are all exceptionally bright, but being bright is not enough,” the South China Morning Post quoted a professor as saying. “We are looking for other qualities such as creative thinking, willingness to fight, a persistence when facing challenges. A passion for developing new weapons is a must … and they must also be patriots.” Launched on Oct. 28, the program will provide each student with two senior weapons scientists as mentors — one from the academia and another from the defense industry — to aid them in their studies. Students will specialize in mechanical engineering, electronics or overall weapon design after completing a set of introductory coursework in the first semester. They will then be assigned to relevant laboratories where they can put their knowledge into action. Upon completion of the program, the graduates are expected to pursue a Ph.D. and eventually become China’s new leaders of artificial intelligence weaponry. “We are walking a new path, doing things that nobody has done before,” a student representative said in a statement. China is currently engaged in the development and application of artificial intelligence to further its economic, social and technological advancement. Among its strategies is a “military-civil fusion” which instructs private sectors to share new technologies with the People’s Liberation Army. Such has become “the source of nightmares” for western governments and a reason for U.S. President Donald Trump’s increasing confrontational approach toward Beijing. Follow @nextshark for more stories like this!
    A group composed of China’s brightest students will soon begin their training to build weapons that harness artificial intelligence.

The students, aged 18 and below, were selected from a pool of more than 5,000 candidates for the four-year “experimental program for intelligent weapons systems” at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT). The screening process reviewed not only the students’ academic performance but other qualities essential for success in the program. “These kids are all exceptionally bright, but being bright is not enough,” the South China Morning Post quoted a professor as saying. “We are looking for other qualities such as creative thinking, willingness to fight, a persistence when facing challenges. A passion for developing new weapons is a must … and they must also be patriots.” Launched on Oct. 28, the program will provide each student with two senior weapons scientists as mentors — one from the academia and another from the defense industry — to aid them in their studies.

Students will specialize in mechanical engineering, electronics or overall weapon design after completing a set of introductory coursework in the first semester. They will then be assigned to relevant laboratories where they can put their knowledge into action.

Upon completion of the program, the graduates are expected to pursue a Ph.D. and eventually become China’s new leaders of artificial intelligence weaponry. “We are walking a new path, doing things that nobody has done before,” a student representative said in a statement.

China is currently engaged in the development and application of artificial intelligence to further its economic, social and technological advancement. Among its strategies is a “military-civil fusion” which instructs private sectors to share new technologies with the People’s Liberation Army.

Such has become “the source of nightmares” for western governments and a reason for U.S. President Donald Trump’s increasing confrontational approach toward Beijing.

Follow @nextshark for more stories like this!

    A group composed of China’s brightest students will soon begin their training to build weapons that harness artificial intelligence. The students, aged 18 and below, were selected from a pool of more than 5,000 candidates for the four-year “experimental program for intelligent weapons systems” at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT). The screening process reviewed not only the students’ academic performance but other qualities essential for success in the program. “These kids are all exceptionally bright, but being bright is not enough,” the South China Morning Post quoted a professor as saying. “We are looking for other qualities such as creative thinking, willingness to fight, a persistence when facing challenges. A passion for developing new weapons is a must … and they must also be patriots.” Launched on Oct. 28, the program will provide each student with two senior weapons scientists as mentors — one from the academia and another from the defense industry — to aid them in their studies. Students will specialize in mechanical engineering, electronics or overall weapon design after completing a set of introductory coursework in the first semester. They will then be assigned to relevant laboratories where they can put their knowledge into action. Upon completion of the program, the graduates are expected to pursue a Ph.D. and eventually become China’s new leaders of artificial intelligence weaponry. “We are walking a new path, doing things that nobody has done before,” a student representative said in a statement. China is currently engaged in the development and application of artificial intelligence to further its economic, social and technological advancement. Among its strategies is a “military-civil fusion” which instructs private sectors to share new technologies with the People’s Liberation Army. Such has become “the source of nightmares” for western governments and a reason for U.S. President Donald Trump’s increasing confrontational approach toward Beijing. Follow @nextshark for more stories like this!

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radladchad Instagram Profile 4 months ago

Do we still have them contained within a circle? If we do we can prob strike them down anytime

tamira7.0 Instagram Profile 4 months ago

Reason why I favour Korea and Japan over China

emilysmemmily Instagram Profile 4 months ago

y'all are seriously gonna bring the robot apocalypse if y'all don't watch it