US needs to up game to beat China in age of AI, says ex-Google chief Eric Schmidt

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Eric Schmidt, ex-Google CEO and philanthropist talks to ST Foreign Editor Bhagyashree Garekar about the technology rivalry between the US and China and the benefits and dangers of AI.
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SINGAPORE - The man who spearheaded Google's dramatic journey from a Silicon Valley start-up to a global tech giant that is a household name is now on a mission to configure United States-China rivalry in the age of AI.

Mr Eric Schmidt, who was chief executive of Google (2001-11) and executive chairman of the firm and its successor Alphabet (2011-17), is emphatic that he wants the US to clinch the high-stakes competition that he says Beijing is already training hard for.

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