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When investigators discovered the hack on Microsoft Exchange servers in January, they thought it was about stealing emails. Now they believe China vacuumed up reams of information in a bid to develop better artificial intelligence, or AI. Matt Chinworth for NPR hide caption

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China's Microsoft Hack May Have Had A Bigger Purpose Than Just Spying

China broke into tens of thousands of email accounts in January. Now officials fear the breach wasn't just about spying. It was to build the next generation of artificial intelligence.

When investigators discovered the hack on Microsoft Exchange servers in January, they thought it was about stealing emails. Now they believe China vacuumed up reams of information in a bid to develop better artificial intelligence, or AI. Matt Chinworth for NPR hide caption

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China's Microsoft Hack May Have Had A Bigger Purpose Than Just Spying

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Medical and hospital staff carry an injured man on a stretcher for treatment outside the Kabul, Afghanistan, airport after blasts Thursday. U.S. service members and Afghan civilians were among those killed and injured. Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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What We Know About ISIS-K, The Group Behind The Kabul Attack

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