An employee demonstrates Sharp's Home Assistant smart robot prototype at the company's booth at the CEATEC Japan 2017 exhibition in Chiba, Japan. CEATEC is an information technology and electronics trade show. Photo: Bloomberg

Counter intelligence: Japan brings out the bazooka in AI war with China

Billions of yen in public investment could help firms innovate, but analysts say the nation may never catch up with China and the US, global tech leaders that show no signs of slowing down

Topic |   Artificial intelligence

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An employee demonstrates Sharp's Home Assistant smart robot prototype at the company's booth at the CEATEC Japan 2017 exhibition in Chiba, Japan. CEATEC is an information technology and electronics trade show. Photo: Bloomberg
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