China, the second largest economy in the world, is likely to dominate many of the new technologies, especially artificial intelligence, genetics, and synthetic biology within one decade or so, according to new Western intelligence reports.
Nicolas Chaillan, the Nation’s first chief software officer who recently resigned to protest against the slow rate of technological change in the United States military, said the failure of leaders to respond was putting the country at risk.
“We have no possible fighting chance against the Chinese in 15 or 20 years. As of now, it is already over in my books,” he said to the newspaper. “Whether it comes in the form of a war or not is sort of anecdotal.”
China was in line to dominate the future of the planet, controlling everything from news narratives to geopolitics, he stated.
Chaillan blamed America’s sluggish innovation on the reluctance of United States companies like Google to partner with the government on AI and ethical concerns about technology.
Google did not immediately comment on the issue.
Chinese companies, Chaillan stated, were forced to work with their government and were going forward with “huge investment” in AI without any regard to possible ethics.
He said United States cyber defences in some federal departments were at the “kindergarten level” in the sector.
Chaillan resigned back at the start of September, saying that United States military officials were repeatedly given commanding roles over cyber initiatives for which they did not have experience.
A spokesperson for the Dept. of the Air Force said Frank Kendall, sec. of the U.S. Air Force, had spoken to Chaillan about his ideas for the dept’s future software development after his resignation and thanked him for all his work, the FT said.
This comes at a time when the Biden White House is seen as weak against China on many different fronts. With the Democratic president allowing China to make hostile moves in the east-asian region and his years-long attempts to redirect investigations about the source of covid-19 and seemingly protect China from Republicans who have demanded the nation be punished for its role in the pandemic.
Author: Scott Dowdy