This file photo taken on July 23, 2013 shows a robot retrieving medicines in the pharmacy of the Argenteuil hospital, in Argenteuil, a Paris suburb. Technology has long impacted the labour force, but recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have heightened concerns on automation replacing a growing number of occupations including highly skilled or "knowledge-based" jobs. Photo: AFP

World dominance in three steps: China sets out road map to lead in artificial intelligence by 2030

The Chinese government’s July 8 plan aims to keep pace with AI technology by 2020, make major breakthroughs by 2025, and lead the world in AI by 2030.

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This file photo taken on July 23, 2013 shows a robot retrieving medicines in the pharmacy of the Argenteuil hospital, in Argenteuil, a Paris suburb. Technology has long impacted the labour force, but recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have heightened concerns on automation replacing a growing number of occupations including highly skilled or "knowledge-based" jobs. Photo: AFP
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