How US could fall behind China in AI development

The United States is still viewed as the world’s leader in researching and developing AI solutions—but could that reputation be at stake?

According to a new report from Yahoo Finance, two professors from the MIT Sloan School of Management spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, about how the United States could fall behind in AI and other advanced technologies.

The professors, Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, noted that the United States is still a leader in these areas right now—but other countries, especially China, are pushing forward in an impressive manner. Massive investments in these technologies and continued government support appear to be the two biggest factors helping these countries advance.

“The key is to not lose the position that we have,” McAfee said, as quoted by Yahoo Finance. “When the world’s most intelligent, ambitious, and tenacious people in this field want to come to America to build their lives and careers and we put this Kafka-esque barriers in their place ... if our president is on board, let’s get these people here.”

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