Kissinger recommends peaceful coexistence in AI between U.S. and China4. May 2021
Kissinger recommends peaceful coexistence in AI between U.S. and China
Former U.S. Secretary of State Kissinger ( 97) recommended that the U.S. and China seek peaceful coexistence and avoid an ultimately uncontrollable conflict in the battle for AI dominance. Kissinger believes that peaceful U.S.-China relations could continue if China’s dominance in technology is curbed by policies. Both countries should seek an understanding, he said, because the “alternative of all-out conflict is beyond our imagination.”
Kissinger pointed out that he is still a learner in this science. Artificial intelligence, he said, is “fascinating” both economically and philosophically . It “will change the nature of human thinking about reality, which will affect us all,” he said.
Meanwhile, members of the U.S. National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence last weekend reiterated the view that the U.S. should take “urgent action” to maintain its competitiveness in AI vis-à-vis China.
During a virtual event hosted by the Atlantic Council, Vice Chairman Robert Work argued that the U.S. and China are very close in the AI/technology race, with China hoping to displace the U.S. as the dominant world power through technology. Work, the former U.S. deputy defense secretary, said the Pentagon is gaining momentum in AI , but he would like to see this accelerated.
Oracle – CEO Safra Catz emphasized that the U.S. and China are currently the only countries with the resources, talent, commercial backing and innovation ecosystem to lead in AI. For this reason, she said, leaders need to think about who will provide oversight on issues such as the regulatory framework for AI and a broader definition of AI tools.