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Senators Wary of China’s Tech Prowess Seek Competition Office

  • Move to gauge where US is falling behind, how to guard edge
  • ‘We have no idea where the US stands’: Senator Bennet

A bipartisan group of senators, including the head of the Intelligence Committee, is pressing to create a government office dedicated to ensuring the US keeps its competitive edge in key technologies such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

A bill being introduced Thursday calls for an Office of Global Competition Analysis that would combine intelligence and commercial data to gauge where the US is falling behind, come up with strategies to keep up with developments and protect areas where it has competitive advantages.