Millions of free meals have been provided to poor patients at Binh Phuoc Province's General Hospital over the past 18 years, easing the financial burden on the families of long-term patients. Group of policemen offer free meals to poor patients Police porridge warms up poor patients Patients and their relatives queue to get free food from the volunteer club in Binh Phuoc Province. — Photo nongnghiep.vn The southern province's volunteer club which provides the meals, founded in 2002, originally had just one group of volunteers to cook for the patients, according to Ho Van Nhat, head of the club. "I went to the hospital several times and realised they faced financial problems because they had been sick for a long time," Nhat told Nông nghiệp Việt Nam (Viet Nam Agriculture) online newspaper. "I also saw many poor ethnic minority patients forced to return home because they did not have enough money for treatment at the hospital." “So I decided to raise … [Read more...] about Club gives free meals to poor patients
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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?