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Narrations of the ChinAI Newsletter by Jeffrey Ding.

China is becoming an indispensable part of the global AI landscape. Alongside the rise of China’s AI capabilities, a surge of Chinese writing and scholarship on AI-related topics is shedding light on a range of fascinating topics, including: China’s grand strategy for advanced technology like AI, the characteristics of key Chinese AI actors (e.g. companies and individual thinkers), and the ethical implications of AI development.

While traditional media and China specialists can provide important insights on these questions through on-the-ground reporting and extensive background knowledge, ChinAI takes a different approach: it bets on the proposition that for many of these issues, the people with the most knowledge and insight are Chinese people themselves who are sharing their insights in Chinese. Through translating articles and documents from government departments, think tanks, traditional media, and newer forms of “self-media,” etc., ChinAI provides a unique look into the intersection between a country that is changing the world and a technology that is doing the same.

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Narrations of the ChinAI Newsletter by Jeffrey Ding.

China is becoming an indispensable part of the global AI landscape. Alongside the rise of China’s AI capabilities, a surge of Chinese writing and scholarship on AI-related topics is shedding light on a range of fascinating topics, including: China’s grand strategy for advanced technology like AI, the characteristics of key Chinese AI actors (e.g. companies and individual thinkers), and the ethical implications of AI development.

While traditional media and China specialists can provide important insights on these questions through on-the-ground reporting and extensive background knowledge, ChinAI takes a different approach: it bets on the proposition that for many of these issues, the people with the most knowledge and insight are Chinese people themselves who are sharing their insights in Chinese. Through translating articles and documents from government departments, think tanks, traditional media, and newer forms of “self-media,” etc., ChinAI provides a unique look into the intersection between a country that is changing the world and a technology that is doing the same.

    “ChinAI #272: Long Quan and the early wave of Chinese Computer Vision researchers” by Jeffrey Ding

    “ChinAI #272: Long Quan and the early wave of Chinese Computer Vision researchers” by Jeffrey Ding

    Featured links
    An Ethnic Chinese History of Computer VisionJianxiong XiaoThe Wudaokou Origins of China’s Large Models (ChinAI #232)Do China’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms Welcome State Investment?Is Xenophobia on Chinese Social Media Teaching Real-World Hate?Unit X - How the Pentagon and Silicon Valley are Transforming the Future of War
    Thank you for reading and engaging


    These are Jeff Ding's (sometimes) weekly translations of Chinese-language musings on AI and related topics. Jeff is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at George Washington University.


    Check out the archive of all past issues here & please subscribe here to support ChinAI under a Guardian/Wikipedia-style tipping model (everyone gets the same content but those who can pay for a subscription will support access for all).


    Any suggestions or feedback? Let me know at chinainewsletter@gmail.com or on Twitter at @jjding99
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    First published:

    July 8th, 2024


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    https://chinai.substack.com/p/chinai-272-long-quan-and-the-early

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    “ChinAI #271: Key Chinese GenAI Security Standard Changelog” by Jeffrey Ding

    “ChinAI #271: Key Chinese GenAI Security Standard Changelog” by Jeffrey Ding

    Saad Siddiqui and Shao Heng track the evolution of the TC260 standard on genAI security requirements.
    Featured links
    Changelog for TC260 standard — GenAI Security RequirementsSaad SiddiquiInternational Dialogues on AI SafetyChinAI #262Ang Shao HengGeopolitechs newsletter2024 NPC Lecture: AI and China — History, Prospects, Challenges, Strategies and LegislationAI Risk Management Should Incorporate Both Safety and SecurityChina’s Military AI Roadblocks — PRC Perspectives on Technological Challenges to Intelligentized WarfareMicrosoft Bing’s censorship in China is even “more extreme” than Chinese companies
    Thank you for reading and engaging


    These are Jeff Ding's (sometimes) weekly translations of Chinese-language musings on AI and related topics. Jeff is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at George Washington University.


    Check out the archive of all past issues here & please subscribe here to support ChinAI under a Guardian/Wikipedia-style tipping model (everyone gets the same content but those who can pay for a subscription will support access for all).


    Any suggestions or feedback? Let me know at chinainewsletter@gmail.com or on Twitter at @jjding99
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    First published:

    July 1st, 2024


    Source:

    https://chinai.substack.com/p/chinai-271-key-chinese-ai-standard

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    “ChinAI #270: Intelligence Revolution or Scale Revolution?” by Jeffrey Ding

    “ChinAI #270: Intelligence Revolution or Scale Revolution?” by Jeffrey Ding

    Featured links
    Intelligence Revolution or "Scale" Revolution?Thread on Pentagon’s anti-vax campaign to undermine China’s Sinovac in the PhilippinesTeacher’s PetA price war breaks out among China’s AI-model buildersGovAI Job Opportunities
    Thank you for reading and engaging


    These are Jeff Ding's (sometimes) weekly translations of Chinese-language musings on AI and related topics. Jeff is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at George Washington University.


    Check out the archive of all past issues here & please subscribe here to support ChinAI under a Guardian/Wikipedia-style tipping model (everyone gets the same content but those who can pay for a subscription will support access for all).


    Any suggestions or feedback? Let me know at chinainewsletter@gmail.com or on Twitter at @jjding99
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    First published:

    June 17th, 2024


    Source:

    https://chinai.substack.com/p/chinai-270-intelligence-revolution

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    “ChinAI #269: Around the Horn (15th edition)” by Jeffrey Ding

    “ChinAI #269: Around the Horn (15th edition)” by Jeffrey Ding

    Featured links
    ChinAI #256What is the “mother tongue” of LLMs?The first anonymous Chinese large model arena ranking is releasedCounting down the life and death of a star autonomous driving companyLatest developments in the “Stanford AI team plagiarizes China’s open source model” caseChinAI #199China plans to introduce data property rights systemAfter the (LLM) price war, Zhipu AI has come to the next stop — commercializationBeijing Cultural Review’s “AI: More than just a Technological Revolution” IssueThis AI product has over 100 million users, ranking first in monthly active users…and some people secretly use it to make moneyHow can voice actors whose voices have been stolen by AI keep their jobs?ETO Scout toolNational Data Resource Survey ReportPekingology podcast episodeAdam Nayman’s review
    Thank you for reading and engaging


    These are Jeff Ding's (sometimes) weekly translations of Chinese-language musings on AI and related topics. Jeff is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at George Washington University.


    Check out the archive of all past issues here & please subscribe here to support ChinAI under a Guardian/Wikipedia-style tipping model (everyone gets the same content but those who can pay for a subscription will support access for all).


    Any suggestions or feedback? Let me know at chinainewsletter@gmail.com or on Twitter at @jjding99
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    First published:

    June 10th, 2024


    Source:

    https://chinai.substack.com/p/chinai-269-around-the-horn-15th-edition

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    “ChinAI #268: AWS China not on Cloud Nine” by Jeffrey Ding

    “ChinAI #268: AWS China not on Cloud Nine” by Jeffrey Ding

    Featured links
    AWS China, you should lower your pricesAWS China, you should lower your pricesGoldfish MemoriesImport AI 374 - China's military AI dataset; platonic AI; brainlike convnetsOpen-Source Assessments of AI Capabilities: The Proliferation of AI Analysis Tools, Replicating Competitor Models, and the Zhousidun Dataset
    Thank you for reading and engaging


    These are Jeff Ding's (sometimes) weekly translations of Chinese-language musings on AI and related topics. Jeff is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at George Washington University.


    Check out the archive of all past issues here & please subscribe here to support ChinAI under a Guardian/Wikipedia-style tipping model (everyone gets the same content but those who can pay for a subscription will support access for all).


    Any suggestions or feedback? Let me know at chinainewsletter@gmail.com or on Twitter at @jjding99
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    First published:

    June 3rd, 2024


    Source:

    https://chinai.substack.com/p/chinai-268-aws-china-not-on-cloud

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    “ChinAI #267: CAICT’s new AI Governance WeChat Public Account” by Jeffrey Ding

    “ChinAI #267: CAICT’s new AI Governance WeChat Public Account” by Jeffrey Ding

    Featured links
    ChinAI #261797 million monthly active followersChinAI #92May 19, 2024International Scientific Report on the Safety of Advanced AI
    Thank you for reading and engaging


    These are Jeff Ding's (sometimes) weekly translations of Chinese-language musings on AI and related topics. Jeff is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at George Washington University.


    Check out the archive of all past issues here & please subscribe here to support ChinAI under a Guardian/Wikipedia-style tipping model (everyone gets the same content but those who can pay for a subscription will support access for all).


    Any suggestions or feedback? Let me know at chinainewsletter@gmail.com or on Twitter at @jjding99
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    First published:

    May 27th, 2024


    Source:

    https://chinai.substack.com/p/chinai-267-caict-as-key-ai-governance

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