The United States of America vs. China: The Battle for Artificial Intelligence Supremacy
Anthony Ambrosius Aurelius
“Throughout history, 3 inventions/discoveries have disrupted the world and caused revolution, inventions which include the steam engine, electricity, and the computer. The last recorded historical event which mirrored the Artificial Intelligence Revolution was the Industrial Revolution, a period in which income did not grow for 9 decades and many people witnessed living standards decline, as technology progressed.
It is predicted that China will match the U.S. in artificial intelligence supremacy by 2025 and surpass the U.S. by 2030, solidifying China as the worlds single artificial intelligence super power, a claim the U.S. currently holds.
China currently leads the world in ecommerce, rural village drone delivery, and facial recognition software so sophisticated that it has eliminated the need for cashiers and physical currency, credit, and/or debit as consumers can simply look into a camera and have their bank accounts and credit cards charged instantaneously for the product or service purchased.
The inventor of Apple’s speech recognition technology Kai-Fu Lee, has helped create 2 unicorn companies which are worth over $1,000,000,000 ($1 billion) each, by creating an artificial intelligence firm entitled “Sinovation”, an organization which aides other organizations in their pursuit to the top of the open market. Lee migrated to Microsoft to perform research in Asia and then once again to Google, becoming the head of Google’s China division.
The U.S. may be the first to deploy, but China is often the first to popularize. The U.S. being ahead in technology does not account for China’s larger market share, approximately 4x as large as the U.S., with the Chinese government aiding private and public companies with advantages to help close the gap between these two states.
China has been extremely successful in building combined software like WeChat, a Chinese version of Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and PayPal alongside various other smaller applications combined. China has leveraged these combined applications to drive more users”