A research subsidiary of the intelligence community of the U.S. just covered up a contest to see who might design the most excellent technology for facial recognition. The aim was to identify as many travelers as feasible walking on a ramp of an aircraft boarding. Of all the participants, it was a small Chinese company named Yitu Tech that got with the prize worth $25,000 this month.
The contest was one of many instances mentioned by a US-located think tank in a report about how Chinese military may use rapid advances of its country in artificial intelligence to renovate its armed forces and, possibly seek benefits in opposition to the U.S. “China is no longer in a place of technological lowliness relative to the U.S. but moderately has turn out to be a true rival that might have the ability to go beyond the U.S. in AI,” claimed the report, authored by Elsa Kania at the CNAS (Center for a New American Security) and planned to be introduced this week.
Kania wrote that future US-China contest in AI might modify future military and economic balances of power. Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc., who controls a Pentagon advisory panel, delivered a same warning at a latest gathering in Washington regarding potential of China. Schmidt observed that national plan of China for the future of AI, declared in July, aims for leveling up to the U.S. in the future years and ultimately turning out to be the main AI innovation hub in the world.
“I am guessing that our lead will carry on over the upcoming 5 Years, and that China will level up very swiftly. So, in 5 Years we will somewhat be at the similar level, perhaps,” Schmidt claimed to the media at the conference, which was also led by CNAS. An unrolled Pentagon paper, viewed by the media, warned previously this year that Chinese companies were dodging the U.S. oversight and receiving access to private U.S. AI tech with possible military employment by purchasing shares in the U.S. companies. In reply, a bipartisan cluster of policymakers in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate this month rolled out bills to harden the U.S. overseas investment regulations.
The CNAS report claimed that the Chinese acquirements face challenges to forge a local AI market of rival the U.S., comprising recruiting leading talent. Schmidt, on the other hand, showed confidence in ability of China.