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China's AI focus will leave US in the dust, says top university professor

Tsinghua University 'already rivals MIT' in number of US patents granted

China AI startups like SenseTime, which is focused on facial recognition, have been raising large sums in recent months   © Reuters

TOKYO -- China is leading the global race for supremacy in artificial intelligence and financial technologies, a professor at one of the country's top universities said, as the private and public sectors join forces to capture the next big waves of innovation and pump vast resources into the industry.

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