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
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

Topic |   US-China tech war
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
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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