Former Google president: US must beat China in AI R&D ‘whatever it takes’

According to the US Political News Network reported on the 15th, Eric Schmidt, the former president of Google and the current chairman of the US Defense Innovation Advisory Committee, said: The United States urgently needs a national strategy for the development of artificial intelligence technology to deal with the threat from China. With the increasingly fierce competition, the United States must abide by the principle of “whatever it takes” to defeat China in artificial intelligence and dominate the global artificial intelligence competition.

Former Google president: US must beat China in AI R&D ‘whatever it takes’

In an interview with reporters Thursday at the Artificial Intelligence Summit hosted by the American Political News Network, Schmidt outlined proposals to counter the rise of “Asian superpowers” in the field of artificial intelligence. “The U.S. lacks a ‘whatever it takes’ principle to drive and dominate the global AI competition,” Schmidt said. “We want the U.S. to invent this stuff (artificial intelligence technology), or at least the West to do it.”

Former Google president: US must beat China in AI R&D ‘whatever it takes’

The article said that in response to China’s development in the field of artificial intelligence, especially in the military field, Schmidt has repeatedly issued warnings to the United States. To counter the “threat,” Schmidt said on Thursday, the United States should spend more on research, ethics and AI infrastructure, and work with countries including Canada, Britain, Israel and Japan.

Schmidt claims that there is a broad consensus in the West on AI ethics, but these may contrast with standards set by China. Giving the United States and its partners a leadership role in “ethical standards” is critical to ensuring that “ethical standards” reflect “human values.”

“China is just too big, there are too many smart people, and America alone can’t do it,” Schmidt said.

The U.S. Defense Innovation Advisory Committee, led by Schmidt, was established in 2019 to provide quarterly reports and recommendations to the U.S. Congress. Schmidt has already voiced his support for Democrats, but he said Thursday that advancing U.S. control of artificial intelligence technology is one of the rare issues that has gained bipartisan support in the U.S., including President Trump.

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