The war for global leadership in AI and Machine Learning is in progress, and the US is hovering to lose which may be the most significant technology war in its history. AI or machine learning or deep learning are the new digital artillery, which was created by the US Defense Department decades ago. AI is very significant that it has been apprehended by lots of people who research technology trends and technology adoption, particularly those who track signs of national success.
The U.S. Air Force General, VeraLinn Jamieson noted that the department predicts the total funding on AI systems in China in 2017 was USD12 billion. While the department also estimates that it will rise to at least USD70 billion by 2020. The Obama White House Report in 2016 reported that China issues more journal articles on deep learning than the US and it has expanded its number of AI copyrights by 200 percent. It is clear that China is set to be the world leader in AI by 2030.
The U.S. has traditionally led the world in the development and application of AI-driven technologies, due in part to the government’s commitment to spending heavily in R&D. That has, in turn, helped support AI’s growth and development, as founder and publisher, Jerry Bowles said. He further said that in 2015, the U.S. led the world in total gross domestic R&D expenditures, investing USD497 billion. But, since then, neither Congress nor the Trump administration has spent much attention to AI and government R&D investment has been quite flat. Meanwhile, China has made AI a key portion of its formal economic plans for the future.
The US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Information Technology Committee on Oversight & Government Reform noted that the government has an essential role to play in defending American leadership in Artificial Intelligence. Meeting this role will require balancing the creative energy of innovative Americans whose awareness and entrepreneurial spirit have driven the development of this technology with regulatory structures that shield consumers. To ensure the proper balance is met, it is vital Congress and the Executive Branch continue to train themselves about AI, augment the expenditures of R&D funds, help set the agenda for public debate, and, where relevant, define the role of AI in the future of this country.