AI prodigy warns lawmakers on China’s ambitions: ‘AI is China’s Apollo Project’
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| July 19, 2023
| Peter Kasperowicz
Posted on 07/19/2023 8:28:16 AM PDT by george76
Scale AI CEO Alexandr Wang said China is directing the ‘full power’ of its industries toward AI
Chinese government is spending three times as much as the U.S. government is to become the world’s undisputed AI leader.
“The country that is able to most rapidly and effectively integrate new technology into warfighting wins. If we don’t win on AI, we risk ceding global influence, technology leadership and democracy to strategic adversaries like China,” Alexandr Wang, CEO of Scale AI, told members of the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.
“The Chinese Communist Party deeply understands the potential for AI to disrupt warfare and is investing to heavily capitalize on the opportunity,”
Wang, raised by two parents who worked as nuclear physicists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, started his company in 2016 after dropping out of MIT when he was 19. Scale AI was recently valued at more than $7 billion, and Wang told lawmakers that he saw the scale of China’s ambition during an investor trip there four years ago.
“China was making rapid progress developing AI technologies like facial recognition and computer vision and using these for domestic surveillance and repression,” he testified. “China is investing the full power of its industrial base for AI.”
“This year, they’re on track to spend roughly three times the U.S. government on AI,” he added. “The PLA is also heavily investing in AI-enabled autonomous drone swarms, adaptive radar systems, autonomous vehicles, and China has launched over 79 large language models since 2020.”
“AI is China’s Apollo Project,” he concluded.
China cannot be ignored
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Is there a kill switch for China’s internet ? The Left has one for us ,LOL
Will those weapons and devices that rely on AI be susceptible to viruses and electronic countermeasures?
Heed the AI…………………
The Forbin Project come to life…………….
But what does this have to do with Democrats winning elections and amassing more power, that’s really the only focus today of our government.
Our nation is financially & morally Bankrupt.
We can’t be a world leader.
If so China will have an AI induced unemployment problem faster than everyone else.
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