The chairman of the Defense Innovation Board said Wednesday that China will surpass the United States in artificial intelligence in just seven years if America doesn’t change its mindset.
The Chinese government announced its AI strategy to the world just a few weeks ago, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet Inc., who also chairs the DIB, told an audience at the Center for New American Security’s Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Summit. Alphabet Inc. is the parent company of Google LLC.
“It’s pretty simple. By 2020, they will have caught up; by 2025, they will be better than us; and by 2030, they will dominate the industries of AI,” he said.