In my column last week, I wrote about China’s edge in AI robotics.
I pointed out that China has been using advanced robotics in their manufacturing for decades and, most recently, have applied powerful new AI technology to help automate their factories.
This is an important development for China and will push the US towards similar strides to use AI in more local manufacturing too. The downside for both countries is that AI manufacturing will be good for the robot industry but not that great for creating manufacturing jobs, as robots invade the workforce.
AI Robotic Manufacturing, however, is just one of the legs of Chinese President Xi JinPing’s vision to take the tech crown from the US and make China less dependent on US technology for their future.