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Leonid Bershidsky

AI Competition Is the New Space Race

The technology still has a long way to go despite progress in 2018. The EU, U.S. and China are all determined not to be left behind.

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Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

It’s been another year of relentless artificial-intelligence hype and incremental AI achievement. Machines still beat humans only in carefully constructed environments or at narrow tasks. The good news is that, as the technology progresses, the race for leadership is still wide open, and even Europe, where politicians fret that the continent is lagging behind China and the U.S., is still quite competitive.

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