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Will another Chinese city invest >=$10 billion of USD in AI by mid-2019?
In May 2018 the Chinese city of Tianjin announced a $16 billion AI fund.
This Northern Chinese port city, with about 15 million inhabitants, dwarfed the EU's ~$1.8 billion plan announced earlier in the same year.
Other Chinese investments include a $2 billion AI industrial development park in Beijing, and a plan announced by Shanghai to build an AI industry worth $15 billion by 2020. This is all part of China's Next Generation AI Development plan, which aims to make China the world's major AI innovation center by 2030.
Apart from Tianjin, China has 14 other cities with more than 10 million inhabitants, only some of which have announced AI programs.
Now we ask:
By July 1st 2019, will another Chinese city or province announce a plan for a $10 billion or more investment in AI and AI research?
This question will resolve true if: *There is an official announcement by a city or regional government leader of a new $10+ billion investment in AI.
There are no constraints on the period over which the funding will be spent. However, it should be allocated via a city/province vehicle. For example, Tianjin starting a $15 billion fund, with funding from private companies and the financial sector, counts; whereas something like the EU's call for $20 billion in combined public and private funding to be invested into to AI, although only providing $1.8 billion from the European Commission, would not count.
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