China, the US and Russia are competing to harness AI in all areas of the military. Photo: Xinhua

Xiangshan Forum in Beijing asks whether military AI will make war more acceptable

  • If robots replace people in combat it will prevent human casualties, but also make war easier, retired Chinese major general says
  • Artificial intelligence is also widening the technological gap between powerful nations and the rest of the world, academic says
Topic |   China military

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China, the US and Russia are competing to harness AI in all areas of the military. Photo: Xinhua
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Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.