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

As we approach the end of 2017, trends in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning continue to capture our attention.

Last week there were reports of “Tech Giants Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent” (link) Earlier in the year, White House released a new report on the ways that artificial intelligence will transform our economy over the coming years and decades. (link: Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy).

Speaking at a tech summit organized by national security think tank CNAS, Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt predicted that America’s lead in the field would continue “over the next five years” before China catches up “extremely quickly.” CNAS’ summit explored “technology trends, uncertainties, and possible trajectories for how AI may affect global security. Presentations and discussion panels will showcase experts on artificial intelligence, machine learning, human-machine teaming, and security policy. Furthermore, the event will help build cross-disciplinary networks between AI engineers and policymakers to design and implement together solutions to manage the challenges ahead.”

Of course, Eric Schmidt has been vocal about IA and its implications on the society.


Read more details of his interactions at CNAS on The Verge and also “China and the us are battling to become the world’s first AI superpower”

Also check out our research:

Trend #3 Artificial Intelligence (AI) : Top 25 Digital Startup ideas and technologies for 2017


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