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Richard Engel Takes Us Inside China's Quest For Global Tech Dominance | MTP Daily | MSNBC

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WELCOME BACK WELCOME BACK CHINA WANTS TO BECOME A GLOBAL CHINA WANTS TO BECOME A GLOBAL SUPERPOWER AND PLANNING TO USE SUPERPOWER AND PLANNING TO USE TECHNOLOGY TO GET THERE TECHNOLOGY TO GET THERE

THE CHINESE PRESIDENT XI THE CHINESE PRESIDENT XI JINPINGING IS INVESTING HEAVILY JINPINGING IS INVESTING HEAVILY IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FROM IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FROM DRIVERLESS CARS TO ROBOT WORKERS DRIVERLESS CARS TO ROBOT WORKERS TRYING TO CHALLENGE THE US TRYING TO CHALLENGE THE US WITH A TECH REVOLUTION AND USING WITH A TECH REVOLUTION AND USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO BUILD ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO BUILD THE ULTIMATE SURVEILLANCE STATE

THE ULTIMATE SURVEILLANCE STATE RICHARD ENGEL TRAVELED ACROSS RICHARD ENGEL TRAVELED ACROSS CHINA GETTING A LOOK AT THE CHINA GETTING A LOOK AT THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY OF THE TECH GOOD, BAD AND UGLY OF THE TECH WAR WAR >> Reporter: I’VE BEEN COMING TO >> Reporter: I’VE BEEN COMING TO CHINA FOR YEARS CHINA FOR YEARS

AND WITH EACH TRIP, I’M AND WITH EACH TRIP, I’M ASTONISHED HOW QUICKLY IT’S ASTONISHED HOW QUICKLY IT’S CHANGING CHANGING NOT LONG AGO, THEY HAD NO NOT LONG AGO, THEY HAD NO SUBWAYS SUBWAYS NOW, YOU BUY YOUR TICKET WITH NOW, YOU BUY YOUR TICKET WITH YOUR PHONE

YOUR PHONE THE MOBILE INTERNET EVERYTHING THE MOBILE INTERNET EVERYTHING HERE HERE AND IT’S EVERYWHERE AND IT’S EVERYWHERE

CHEAP SMARTPHONES, SUPER FAST CHEAP SMARTPHONES, SUPER FAST INTERNET SPEEDS MEAN THIS IS NOW INTERNET SPEEDS MEAN THIS IS NOW A CONNECTED NATION A CONNECTED NATION BUT THERE IS ALSO A DARK SIDE TO BUT THERE IS ALSO A DARK SIDE TO ALL THIS TECHNOLOGY ALL THIS TECHNOLOGY WHILE IT MAKES IT EASY FOR WHILE IT MAKES IT EASY FOR PEOPLE TO NAVIGATE THEIR WAY PEOPLE TO NAVIGATE THEIR WAY THROUGH CHINA’S SMALLING THROUGH CHINA’S SMALLING MEGACITIES, THIS IS ALSO A MEGACITIES, THIS IS ALSO A COUNTRY WHERE NO ONE IS EVER OUT COUNTRY WHERE NO ONE IS EVER OUT OF SIGHT

OF SIGHT THERE ARE AN ESTIMATED 200 THERE ARE AN ESTIMATED 200 MILLION SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS IN MILLION SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS IN CHINA AND NOW THEY NOT ONLY KNOW CHINA AND NOW THEY NOT ONLY KNOW WHERE YOU ARE, THEY KNOW WHO YOU WHERE YOU ARE, THEY KNOW WHO YOU ARE ARE IN CHINA, BIG DATA AND IN CHINA, BIG DATA AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE HAVE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE HAVE COME TOGETHER AND THEIR COME TOGETHER AND THEIR OFFSPRING ISN’T PRETTY OFFSPRING ISN’T PRETTY

IN FACT, THE UNION OF TECHNOLOGY IN FACT, THE UNION OF TECHNOLOGY AND DATA COLLECTION CAN BE AND DATA COLLECTION CAN BE TERRIFYING TERRIFYING >> WELL, CHIEF FOREIGN >> WELL, CHIEF FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT RICHARD ENGEL CORRESPONDENT RICHARD ENGEL JOINS ME NOW GETTING READY FOR JOINS ME NOW GETTING READY FOR THIS SPECIAL THIS SPECIAL RICHARD, THIS FEELS LIKE THE RICHARD, THIS FEELS LIKE THE 21st CENTURY VERSION OF 21st CENTURY VERSION OF ESSENTIALLY THE SPACE RACE ESSENTIALLY THE SPACE RACE BETWEEN THE SOVIETS AND BETWEEN THE SOVIETS AND AMERICANS

AMERICANS >> IT FELT LIKE THAT IN MANY >> IT FELT LIKE THAT IN MANY WAYS WHEN YOU ARE GOING THROUGH WAYS WHEN YOU ARE GOING THROUGH CHINA, IT FELT LIKE THE UNITED CHINA, IT FELT LIKE THE UNITED STATES AFTER THE SECOND WORLD STATES AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR WAR THERE WAS A SPIRIT OF A CAN DO THERE WAS A SPIRIT OF A CAN DO ATTITUDE, PEOPLE THINK THAT THIS ATTITUDE, PEOPLE THINK THAT THIS IS THEIR MOMENT FOR THE NATION IS THEIR MOMENT FOR THE NATION TO SHINE TO SHINE

AT THAT TIME, IT WAS THE US AT THAT TIME, IT WAS THE US VERSUS THE SOVIETS AND NOW YOU VERSUS THE SOVIETS AND NOW YOU SENSE THAT IT IS CHINA VERSUS SENSE THAT IT IS CHINA VERSUS THE UNITED STATES THAT CHINESE THE UNITED STATES THAT CHINESE PEOPLE AND THIS IS COMING FROM PEOPLE AND THIS IS COMING FROM TOP OFFICIALS DOWN TO PEOPLE WE TOP OFFICIALS DOWN TO PEOPLE WE TALKED TO ON THE STREET, SENSE TALKED TO ON THE STREET, SENSE THAT THEY ARE IN THIS GLOBAL THAT THEY ARE IN THIS GLOBAL RACE WITH THE UNITED STATES FOR RACE WITH THE UNITED STATES FOR PREEP NENS IN THE WORLD AND THAT PREEP NENS IN THE WORLD AND THAT THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CHINA THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CHINA WHILE THE U

S IS STRUGGLING WHILE THE US IS STRUGGLING WITH DOMESTIC CHALLENGES, WHERE WITH DOMESTIC CHALLENGES, WHERE THERE’S DEEP DIVISIONS IN THIS THERE’S DEEP DIVISIONS IN THIS COUNTRY COUNTRY

THEY THINK IT IS CHINA’S TIME TO THEY THINK IT IS CHINA’S TIME TO RISE RISE THE WAY TO DO IT IS TO INVEST IN THE WAY TO DO IT IS TO INVEST IN TECHNOLOGY TECHNOLOGY >> WHAT’S INTERESTINGING IS >> WHAT’S INTERESTINGING IS OBVIOUSLY TECHNOLOGY HAS SERVED OBVIOUSLY TECHNOLOGY HAS SERVED AS SORT OF A SECOND FINANCIAL AS SORT OF A SECOND FINANCIAL BOONE FOR THIS COUNTRY OVER THE BOONE FOR THIS COUNTRY OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS AND CREATED THIS LAST 30 YEARS AND CREATED THIS ECONOMIC DISPARITY ROILING OUR ECONOMIC DISPARITY ROILING OUR POLITICS, AS WELL

POLITICS, AS WELL BUT I AM CURIOUS, DOES THE BUT I AM CURIOUS, DOES THE UNITED STATES, WHY ARE WE BEHIND UNITED STATES, WHY ARE WE BEHIND HERE? HERE? IS IT BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT IS IT BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT ISN’T FULLY — WHAT WOULD YOU ISN’T FULLY — WHAT WOULD YOU COMPARE — WHAT WOULD YOU COMPARE — WHAT WOULD YOU DIAGNOSE IT COMPARED TO WHAT DIAGNOSE IT COMPARED TO WHAT YOU’RE SEEING IN CHINA? YOU’RE SEEING IN CHINA? OBVIOUSLY, THEY DO EVERYTHING OBVIOUSLY, THEY DO EVERYTHING THAT IS STATE SPONSORED THAT IS STATE SPONSORED >> THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS >> THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS ABOUT CHINA THAT ARE EASY TO ABOUT CHINA THAT ARE EASY TO ADMIRE ADMIRE

THERE IS A TREMENDOUS SENSE OF THERE IS A TREMENDOUS SENSE OF COLLECTIVE ACTION COLLECTIVE ACTION PEOPLE WANT TO WORK HARD PEOPLE WANT TO WORK HARD THEY’RE WILLING TO SACRIFICE

THEY’RE WILLING TO SACRIFICE WE MET SCHOOL KIDS WHO GO TO WE MET SCHOOL KIDS WHO GO TO SCHOOL AT 6:00 IN THE MORNING, SCHOOL AT 6:00 IN THE MORNING, DON’T LEAVE TILL 8:00 AT NIGHT, DON’T LEAVE TILL 8:00 AT NIGHT, STUDYING ROBOTICS, ARTIFICIAL STUDYING ROBOTICS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, VERY, VERY HARD INTELLIGENCE, VERY, VERY HARD WORKING, VERY BRIGHT KIDS WORKING, VERY BRIGHT KIDS AND YOU SENSE THEY’RE WILLING TO AND YOU SENSE THEY’RE WILLING TO SACRIFICE FOR THE GREATER GOOD SACRIFICE FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF THE NATION AND THEY ARE ON OF THE NATION AND THEY ARE ON THIS BE COLLECTIVE MISSION THIS BE COLLECTIVE MISSION TOGETHER TOGETHER

ALL OF THAT VERY ADMIRAL AND YOU ALL OF THAT VERY ADMIRAL AND YOU COULD SAY THE UNITED STATES HAD COULD SAY THE UNITED STATES HAD THAT SPIRIT AND MAYBE HAS BECOME THAT SPIRIT AND MAYBE HAS BECOME MORE SELFISH OR DIVIDE OR MORE SELFISH OR DIVIDE OR DISTRACTED DISTRACTED BUT ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE, WHEN BUT ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE, WHEN YOU TAKE A DEEP LOOK AT THINGS YOU TAKE A DEEP LOOK AT THINGS AT ANY PROBLEM YOU FIND THINGS AT ANY PROBLEM YOU FIND THINGS THAT YOU FIND ADMIRAL AND THAT YOU FIND ADMIRAL AND DISTURBING DISTURBING THE WAY THEY ARE TAKING THEIR THE WAY THEY ARE TAKING THEIR COLLECTIVE ACTION AND TURNING IT COLLECTIVE ACTION AND TURNING IT INTO COLLECTIVE SURVEILLANCE IS INTO COLLECTIVE SURVEILLANCE IS ALSO QUITE ASTONISHING

ALSO QUITE ASTONISHING THEY ARE NOT ONLY USING THEY ARE NOT ONLY USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO INVEST IN FUTURE TECHNOLOGY INVEST IN FUTURE TECHNOLOGY THEY ARE USING IT TO RANK THEY ARE USING IT TO RANK INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS, ASSIGNING INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS, ASSIGNING PEOPLE BASED ON ALL OF THE DATA PEOPLE BASED ON ALL OF THE DATA THAT THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY THAT THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY CAN SCOOP UP, AND THAT IS A LOT CAN SCOOP UP, AND THAT IS A LOT OF DATA THEY CAN SCOOP UP FROM OF DATA THEY CAN SCOOP UP FROM FACIAL RECOGNITION TO YOUR FACIAL RECOGNITION TO YOUR FINANCIAL HISTORY TO YOUR FINANCIAL HISTORY TO YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD CRIMINAL RECORD

THEN THEY AUTOMATICALLY COMBINE THEN THEY AUTOMATICALLY COMBINE ALL OF THIS AND COME UP WITH AN ALL OF THIS AND COME UP WITH AN AGGREGATE SCORE FOR YOU, A AGGREGATE SCORE FOR YOU, A SOCIAL CREDIT SCORE THAT IS SOCIAL CREDIT SCORE THAT IS EFFECTIVELY YOUR VALUE AS A EFFECTIVELY YOUR VALUE AS A CITIZEN CITIZEN >> RICHARD, THAT WAS AN EPISODE >> RICHARD, THAT WAS AN EPISODE OF BLACK MIRROR" TWO SEASONS AGO OF BLACK MIRROR" TWO SEASONS AGO WHICH, OF COURSE IS THIS WHICH, OF COURSE IS THIS DYSTOPIAN VIEW OF HOW TOOL IS DYSTOPIAN VIEW OF HOW TOOL IS GOING TO GOING TO >> I’VE SEEN IT

>> I’VE SEEN IT >> NOW YOU’RE DESCRIBING IT IN >> NOW YOU’RE DESCRIBING IT IN REAL LIFE IN CHINA REAL LIFE IN CHINA THAT’S SOMETHING ELSE THAT’S SOMETHING ELSE

CONGRATS ON THE SPECIAL CONGRATS ON THE SPECIAL WE’LL WATCH IT FOR SURE

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