(Reuters) -China has won the artificial intelligence battle with the United States and is heading for global dominance due to its technological advances, the Pentagon's former program director told the Financial Times.
China, the world's second largest economy, is likely to dominate many of the most important emerging technologies, especially artificial intelligence, synthetic biology and genetics within a decade or so, according to Western intelligence estimates.
Nicolas Chaillan, the Pentagon's first chief of staff to resign in protest of the slow technological change in the US military, said the failure to respond put the United States in danger.
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China would dominate the world's future and control everything from media stories to geopolitics, he said.
Mr. Chaillan blamed sluggish innovation, reluctance on the part of American companies such as Google to work with the state on AI and extensive ethical debates on technology.
Google was not immediately available for comment outside office hours.
Chinese companies, Mr. Chaillan said, had to work with his government and made "massive investments" in AI without regard to ethics.