Jacqueline Wrafter receives her MBE medal from HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. — Photo courtesy of the Press Association Viet Nam News by Paul Kennedy LONDON — A charity worker who has been helping disabled children in Việt Nam for almost two decades has been recognised by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her outstanding contribution to society. Jacqueline Wrafter was presented with a Member of the British Empire (MBE) medal by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace earlier this month. “I did get a little nervous about meeting Prince William just before going up to receive the award from him,” Jacqueline told Việt Nam News. “You are briefed beforehand on curtseys, steps and how to address him, and I was sure I would forget it all. “However, he was not at all scary, just very warm and charming. He congratulated me on the award and we chatted for a few minutes about the work of … [Read more...] about Royal award for Vietnamese charity worker
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The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting. "China is betting on AI and investing in AI and deploying AI on a scale no other country is doing," says Abishur Prakash, a futurist and author of books about the effect of artificial intelligence (AI) on geopolitics. As developments in AI accelerate, some in the US fear that the ability of China's powerful central government to marshal data and pour resources into the field will push it ahead. The country has announced billions in funding for start-ups, launched programmes to woo researchers from overseas and streamlined its data policies. It has announced news-reading robots and AI-powered strategy for foreign relations. Perhaps most alarming to the US are its efforts to incorporate it into its military. In the last few years, Washington has toughened oversight of Chinese investments, banned US firms from doing business with certain Chinese companies and increased criminal … [Read more...] about Is China gaining an edge in artificial intelligence?