A commission that advises Congress on competition in artificial intelligence is considering recommending the U.S. government join other democratic nations to pool data to counter China’s advantage, according to Robert O. Work, a former deputy defense secretary and a leader of the U.S. National Security Commission on AI.
“We’ve met so far with the United Kingdom, the European Union, Japan, Canada and the Australians,” said Work, ahead of the commission’s interim report to Congress Tuesday. “A lot of people say China has an advantage, because it has so much more data. But by aggregating all of the democratic nations and working together, we feel that we can offset any problem in that regard.”