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China Competition Fears Point to AI Training, Quantum Encryption

May 11, 2022, 7:34 PM

A House committee approved legislation to bolster US competition with China in artificial intelligence and quantum computing with bipartisan support Wednesday.

China is beating the US in AI, quantum computing, and 5G, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said at a House Oversight and Reform Committee markup.

“If China were to in fact dominate in these three critical areas of future technology, we are handing over our future to the Chinese,” Connolly said.

The committee approved a bill targeting contracting officers’ understanding of artificial intelligence and a separate measure to strengthen federal encryption standards against quantum threats. Both were advanced by voice ...