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In these weeks, the vocabulary which has repetitively buzzed around my ears is "artificial intelligence". Yes, AI is everywhere! No matter what popular topics, e.g. the Greater Bay Area development plan, the unicorn enterprises, the cross-border usage of national funds or the US sanction on ZTE, were talked about, AI won a place for itself and topped the list most of the time. I think one of the reasons why we have got increasingly familiar with "BAT" is these big-name Chinese high-tech companies are investing heavily in AI nowadays - Baidu in automated driving, Alibaba in smart cities and Tencent in medical care. Of course, the much-heralded propaganda to peddle the business growth and stock value of "BAT" has contributed a lot to the Hongkongers' enhancement of understanding of them.