AI Race May Be Too Close for Comfort

Every Friday, I present a topic or question for our merry band of thinkers, leaders, and pirates to discuss in an open thread. Here is this week’s conversation starter:

This week, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the US is “one or two years ahead of China, not five or 10” when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI).

Question: Does this concern you and what, if anything, should the US government do about it?