Chailan mentioned, in his first interview, Since leaving his position at the Ministry of Defense a week ago, He quit his job in protest The slow pace of technological transformation in the US military, adding, “I could not stand this slow.”
He explained, to the Financial Times, that Mr The US’s failure to respond to Chinese cyber and other threats “endangers the future of its children”.
He continued: “We have no chance of competing with China in the next 15 to 20 years. It’s a done deal, and in my opinion it’s already over and that’s a good reason to be angry.”
Chailan, 37, who spent 3 years in the Pentagon, highlighted that Beijing is moving towards “global dominance because of its advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning and electronic capabilities.”
And he added, “This is Emerging technologies are more important to America’s future than big-budget fifth-generation fighter jets like the F-35.”
Chailan’s comments came after the US Congressional National Security Committee warned earlier this year that China could overtake the United States as the world’s superpower in artificial intelligence within the next decade.
Senior defense officials acknowledged that they “must do better” to attract, train and retain young cyber talent.
Last July, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said his department “is an urgent need to develop responsible artificial intelligence as a priority,” adding that a new $1.5 billion investment would accelerate the Pentagon’s reliance on artificial intelligence over the next five years.