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According to the New York Times, when Microsoft opened an advanced AI research lab in Beijing in 1998, it was a time of optimism about technology and China.


  1. What did Bill Gates say about this lab?
  2. To which location is Microsoft moving some researchers from China?
  3. What are some of the risk concerns with the lab? 


Weise, K., C. Metz, and D. McCabe (2024). Microsoft Debates What to Do With A.I. Lab in China. The New York Times, Jan 10 (Retrievable online at