According to a report by VOA, Nicolas Chaillan, the former chief software officer of the Pentagon, stated that the United States has lost out to China in the field of artificial intelligence due to the slow pace of technological transformation. In an interview with the Financial Times, he said that China is moving towards global dominance due to advances in emerging network capabilities.
Xia Lan was the first chief software officer of the Pentagon to resign to protest the slow pace of technological transformation of the US military. Xia Lan said that he resigned because he couldn’t bear to see China surpass the United States. The United States failed to respond to China’s progress and put the United States at risk.
He told the Financial Times: “In the next 15 to 20 years, we will not have a chance to compete with China. Now, this is a fait accompli. In my opinion, (competition) is over.”
Xia Lan was interviewed for the first time after resigning a week ago.
Xia Lan is 37 years old this year and served as the first chief software officer of the US Air Force. He has participated in the overall improvement of cyber security by the US Department of Defense in the past three years.
He believes that China’s advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and network capabilities have enabled it to become a global leader, and these emerging technologies will have a far greater impact on the future of the United States than high-budget hardware projects such as the fifth-generation fighter F-35. important.
He told the Financial Times that the cyber defense measures of some US government departments are at the “kindergarten level.” He criticized Google for reluctance to cooperate with the Department of Defense in the field of artificial intelligence. The widespread debate on artificial intelligence ethics has dragged the United States back. Chinese companies are obliged to cooperate with the government and invest heavily in the field of artificial intelligence without considering ethical issues.