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Project to provide good-quality educational content online for youngsters

By Yang Yang | | Updated: 2017-10-30 16:00

Tong Xing Project, started by Hao Jingfang, the winner of Hugo Award for best novelette in 2016, was launched at Gewai Bookstore in Beijing recently.

Hao invited 25 outstanding people in different fields to join in the project, including Lee Kai-fu, expert on computer science and founder and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, and Liu Cixin, Hugo Award winner for his Three-Body Problem. The project will provide good-quality educational content that can be shared via internet among children.

Lee attended the launch ceremony and shared his knowledge about artificial intelligence with the young audiences.

"The shared educational content can allow every kid around the country to have access to the lectures of top talent in various fields," Hao said.

According to a McKinsey report in 2016, in the coming 10 to 20 years, artificial intelligence may replace people for 49 percent of the present jobs, exerting big influence on labor markets, especially China and India.

In the coming year, the project will provide 25 free online lectures given by the experts about subjects such as the universe, forest, city, architecture, future and so on.

The project will also bring free science education programs to remote villages for left-behind children, whose parents go to bigger cities for better job opportunities.

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