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US urged to invest more in the AI, as China gains ground: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – the U.S. government is funding the artificial intelligence has fallen short and the country will need to invest in research and development, the training of an AI-ready employees, and the implementation of new technologies for national security missions, and is an independent, government-commissioned panel said in an interim report on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: A security officer stands guard in front of an AI (Artificial Intelligence) is the character at the annual Huawei mobile Connect event in Shanghai, China-September 18, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Aly Song

The National Committee on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) raised concerns about the progress that China has made in this area. He also said that the U.S. government will still be faced with a massive task before it can proceed with the AI on “be a promising technological innovation in a mature technology to be integrated into the core of its national security mission.”

The commission is of the view that the allied effort on the part of AI in the field of national security is very important, and also Robert Work, vice chairman of the NSCAI and the former deputy defense minister, told reporters. The NSCAI has been speaking to Japan, australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the European Union Work, he said.

China is investing more in the United States of america, in AI, according to the report, to which reference is made to the far east for more than 50 times.

“China is making use of the openness of AMERICAN society, in many ways, some legal, some not – transfer, and AI, know-how,” according to the report, at a time of heightened tensions between the two countries.

A spokeswoman for the chinese embassy in Washington immediately return a request for comment.

“China is moving forward in two areas. It is, in face recognition, surveillance. This is one of the financial technology. This does not mean that they are moving forward on the AI, in general,” Eric Schmidt, the jury president, and is one of the many US-based tech industry executives on the committee, told reporters.

In a new poll, the commission has, among others, the researchers found that China has become a “fast follower”, but that “one of the best and most original papers are still strong in the West,” Schmidt said.

Schmidt has been a technical advisor for Google, older, Alphabet, Inc. (“GOOGL.(O) the company and the former executive director. Others in the committee, among other things, Andrew Jassy, the chief executive officer of Amazon Web Services ‘ (AMZN.D), and Safra Catz, CEO of Oracle Corp’s (ORCL.(N).

The report also pointed to under-investment in the Ministry of Defence, technology and infrastructure, however, the board said, they will still be way ahead of the United States of america in order to win the technological race.

In the past month, the Pentagon awarded the controversial contract to use Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.D) to help the military better access to data, and cloud computing services, environments and other remote locations.

The final report of the commission will be ready in about a year, according to the european commission.

Reporting by Jeffrey Dastin and Nandita Bose; Additional reporting by Mike Stone; Editing by Paul Commented

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