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Microsoft and ByteDance to Work on AI Project Despite US-China Tensions

The US was arguably the undisputed leader of the world of tech during most of the 20th Century, but in spite of the fact that this is the case China has managed to make up a lot of lost ground. Now, China is facing off with the US for supremacy of one of the most consequential and revolutionary forms of tech in the world: Artificial Intelligence.

While the rivalry between these two competing superpowers is starting to heat up, amidst the tension emerges an unlikely partnership between a well established American tech juggernaut and an upstart Chinese corporation that has upset the paradigm of the social media industry.

These two companies are Microsoft and ByteDance respectively, and with all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that they are collaborating to create a brand new kind of AI that they are referring to as KubeRay. Engineers from each of these massive and influential companies are coming together to push the boundaries of what AI can accomplish with all things having been considered and taken into account.

Representatives from ByteDance and Microsoft attended and spoke at the recent Ray Summit in San Francisco, and they highlighted the benefits of their current project. By combining data science, machine learning and a wide range of other specialties, these researchers are attempting to allow AI apps to run on several devices simultaneously.

This project is going to be an open source one because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up greatly expanding its reach. Microsoft has been doubling down on AI as of late in an attempt to break new ground after performing quite successfully these past few years, and it is interesting that they are partnering with TikTok to make discoveries.

Many experts are excited by this project, and if cross-border cooperation like this continues to come to fruition we might just enter a brave new world in which anything would be possible. ByteDance will likely be looking to leverage TikTok’s popularity to facilitate more projects like this.


H/T: CNBC

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