A recent article from WIRED discusses how, on the heels of France unveiling its Artificial Intelligence strategy, the United States needs to secure its place as an AI leader in the future. The author, US Representative John K. Delaney, suggests that developing a national strategy around AI will help the U.S. maintain its position at the top of the industry.
Currently, the U.S. holds the top spot in part because of AI market leaders, such as Google, Apple, IBM, Nvidia and Microsoft. But if the U.S. does not make fostering AI innovation a priority, while other countries do, the U.S market share is sure to decline.
Delaney asserts that “…without a national strategy and increased public investment, we risk having a few companies control the most elemental science of the future. A healthy marketplace needs competition and innovation.” This lack of innovation would give other countries a chance to match or even surpass the US in the creation of AI technology.
Plus, he suggests that creating a national plan, and making it a priority, will help the U.S. secure more technology jobs, mostly in small to mid-sized companies, over the next 10 years and beyond.
Foreign entities that have developed AI strategies include France, China and the European Union.
Read the article to learn more.