Are you hooked on TV crime drama Person of Interest
If you are familiar with the American series, you'll know all about The Machine, a computer system built and designed for a secret US government agency that uses artificial intelligence to pore through immense amounts of surveillance data to predict and prevent terrorist attacks.
In America it's science fiction. In China, it's becoming science fact.
Driven by the government’s ambition to build a national closed-circuit television network, investors have poured billions into maturing artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies, turning China into a cutting-edge surveillance powerhouse.
While the trend...