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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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sad_tofu Instagram Profile 6 days ago

Is this China's answer to trump banning Asian university students?

its.doumey Instagram Profile 6 days ago

I guess they don’t watch Terminator in China?

toosuen Instagram Profile 6 days ago

This is bad. Robots + AI = Terminator.

mrbr3eze Instagram Profile 6 days ago

Bruh, we get ai and the first idea is to build killer robots wtf

carl5on Instagram Profile 5 days ago

Brightest can also be called dumb enough getting exploit by government

saucy_cindy Instagram Profile 5 days ago

It’s all fun and games till it actually happens

burning.times Instagram Profile 5 days ago

I started looking for HIM in the photo and then realized it wasn’t a meme post

akayuki87 Instagram Profile 5 days ago

It was actually a smart move & by announcing this can be described as a warning to d enemies. I'm sure they'll protect the kids right? Just in case..if the kids say no, will they still have a future?

tony666g Instagram Profile 5 days ago

CHINA FINNA BOMB US, karma is a bitch america... we will pay for our ancestors inhumanity towards minorities

yuehaneruit Instagram Profile 6 days ago

A.I is slowly being incrementally pushed upon as, little by little in everyday life – people think ‘oh great look at this new gadget’ etc – but pretty much all technology is essentially going to be used against us – seems harmless right now, but… Even now wifi, mobile phones, cell phone towers are causing people physical or psychological damage. Not to mention the new full-body airport scanners pouring radiation into us. They are also getting us used to having drones flying around, so that they can be used against us eventually. And technology is also being used to cause social problems and the gradual breakdown of society.