Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt predicts the U.S. could lose its leading position in AI in five to ten years. China is trying to overtake the U.S. by investing billions of dollars, not only to lead the way in artificial intelligence, but also in areas such as quantum technology and supercomputing, Mr. Schmidt said at a public event.
The committee, led by Mr. Schmidt, also reported last year that the U.S. government was lagging behind in artificial intelligence (AI) and needed to invest more in research and development to train workers who met AI needs. The committee is called the National AiA Security Council (NSCAI).
NSCAI also said in its report that the U.S. government still has a lot of work to do to transform AI from a potentially promising emerging technology to a mature technology integrated into core national security missions.
Schmidt was GOOGLE’s CEO from 2001 to 2011 and served as chairman of Alphabet, Google’s parent company.