China is developing a national AI plan

According to minister of science and technology Wan Gang, cited in media reports, China has been working on an artificial intelligence (AI) development plan that is to be soon made public. The plan is said to be focused on four areas: the building up of AI capabilities, the application of AI technologies, the introduction of policies to handle risks brought by AI, and international collaboration. The plan will also contain provisions on financial resources for funding activities in these areas. Earlier this year, minister Wan said that the Chinese government would establish a special fund for research in the field of AI.