Visitors walk past the giant word “Data” during the Guiyang International Big Data Expo 2016 in southwestern China. China says it’s determined to be a leader in using artificial intelligence to sort through big data. U.S. officials say the Chinese efforts include the collection of hundreds of millions of records on U.S. citizens. The photo was released by China’s Xinhua News Agency.

In this May 25, 2016 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, visitors walk past the giant word for “Data” during the Guiyang International Big Data Expo 2016 held in Guiyang in southwestern China’s Guizhou province. Authorities in China are using big data to direct the use of government resources for the country’s 1.4 billion people. Beijing’s strategy is to use new technology and its heavily censored Internet to innovate and propel China’s transformation to a services-based economy – a strategy that Premier Li Keqiang has said “will trigger a new Industrial Revolution.” (Liu Xu/Xinhua via AP) NO SALES