Eric Schmidt speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday during a hearing on emerging technologies and their impact on national security. Photo: AP
Eric Schmidt speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday during a hearing on emerging technologies and their impact on national security. Photo: AP

Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt stresses ‘urgency’ in countering China on artificial intelligence as US-China tech war continues

  • The US is ‘one or two years ahead of China, not five or 10’ and ‘the Chinese are well ahead in areas like face recognition,’ says Schmidt
  • Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says he has directed lawmakers to craft measures to strengthen the US tech sector and counter China’s unfair practices

Eric Schmidt speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday during a hearing on emerging technologies and their impact on national security. Photo: AP
Eric Schmidt speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday during a hearing on emerging technologies and their impact on national security. Photo: AP
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