To address the global talent shortage, a number of countries have launched and expanded work visa programs to attract AI tech talent. Photo: Shutterstock

A magnet for overseas talent, US might lose AI race if restrictive immigration policies remain, says report

  • Most American workers in AI-related jobs and students in AI-related graduate programmes are not originally from the US
  • One estimate finds there are roughly 300,000 artificial intelligence researchers and practitioners worldwide, with market demand for millions
Topic |   Artificial intelligence

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To address the global talent shortage, a number of countries have launched and expanded work visa programs to attract AI tech talent. Photo: Shutterstock
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An attendee looks at a CloudMinds Technology’s Cloud Pepper semi-humanoid robot at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai in August. Photo: Bloomberg

US tech chief: China is threatening America’s lead in the global artificial intelligence race

  • US Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios calls on government and private sector to collaborate to keep US on top in the competition for AI dominance
  • Says US remains in front in the worldwide AI competition, but China is narrowing the gap quickly
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An attendee looks at a CloudMinds Technology’s Cloud Pepper semi-humanoid robot at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai in August. Photo: Bloomberg
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