Eric Schmidt says America needs to ‘get its act together’ in AI competition with China

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  • Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt says the US is at risk of falling behind in the race to develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence.
  • “They are going to use this technology for both commercial and military objectives, with all sorts of implications,” said Schmidt, referencing a Chinese policy document outlining the country’s ambition to become the global leader in AI by 2030.
  • Schmidt reiterated several familiar talking points in this debate, primarily that the US is failing to invest in basic research, and that a restrictive immigration policy hobbles the country’s ability to attract AI talent from overseas.
  • In his talk, Schmidt also touched on the benefits that artificial intelligence could offer the US military, giving the example of vision systems.
  • Instead, research institutions like AI Now say companies need to employ more non-technical people in the development of artificial intelligence.

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt says the US is at risk of falling behind in the race to develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence.
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