More than 600 people, including 23 defence ministers and six chiefs of staff, attended this year’s Xiangshan Forum in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy
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Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy

China uses Xiangshan Forum to raise its profile on regional defence issues

  • More than 600 people, including 76 official delegations, 23 defence ministers and six chiefs of staff attend event in Beijing
  • Chinese leaders keen to promote their vision of regional order amid rising concerns over Quad alliance

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More than 600 people, including 23 defence ministers and six chiefs of staff, attended this year’s Xiangshan Forum in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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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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