Mon. Oct 18th, 2021

The Pentagon’s first Chief Software Officer Nicolas Chaillan clarified comments he made about China’s artificial intelligence during an interview with the Financial Times, denying that he told the publication America had “lost its AI fight to China.” Chaillan resigned from his role at the Department of Defense early in September, which he said was in protest over the slow pace of technological transformation in the United States’ military, and “because he could not stand to watch China overtake America,” the FT reported. The chief software officer allegedly told the FT that the United States had “already lost its AI fight to China” because of Beijing’s advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cyber capabilities, which could prove detrimental to America’s future. He also took a swipe at U.S. cyber defenses in some government departments, which he said were at “kindergarten level.” “We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15 to 20 years. Right now, it’s already a …

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