WASHINGTON: As China forges ahead trying to grab the head of the technology table by throwing money, policy and people at quantum computing and artificial intelligence, the US should carefully watch what companies China invests in or tries to buy.
Those were the conclusions of three of the top China and technology experts in Washington who appeared today before the House Armed Services emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee.
What are the stakes? The subcommittee’s new chairwoman, Rep. Elise Stefanik, put the case clearly:
“Many of China’s published National-level plans, such as achieving dominance in Artificial Intelligence by 2030, indicate a top-down, government-driven agenda that provides a road-map for strategic collaboration between industry, academia, and their civil society. These plans, when combined with resourcing, effort, and patience, may propel China to leap ahead in many of the technology sectors we will talk about today.”
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