US Defence Secretary Mark Esper (pictured speaking during a National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence on Tuesday) called China America’s main “strategic competitor” in the field. Photo: AFP

US military needs help from private firms and universities to beat China in AI race, says Defence Secretary Mark Esper

  • Defence secretary says national effort on par with World War II and space race needed to prevent Chinese military gaining ‘decisive advantage’
  • Esper calls for more funding and warns that China is using artificial intelligence to ‘strengthen its grip over its people’
Topic |   China military

TOP PICKS

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper (pictured speaking during a National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence on Tuesday) called China America’s main “strategic competitor” in the field. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE
Albert Han

Albert Han

Albert Han is a Graduate Trainee reporter for the Post. He joined in 2019 after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Previously, he worked as a freelance journalist in Barcelona, Spain, covering the Catalan independence movement in 2017.