“Bob Work, former deputy secretary of defense and the current co-chair of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, said the United States currently has a two-generation lead on China in advanced hardware such as semiconductors.

“However, ‘we’re 110 miles away from going two generations ahead to maybe two generations behind,’ he said during the unveiling of the commission’s final report in March. ‘If China absorbed Taiwan — which is the source of many of the world’s hardware — that would really be a competitive problem for us…'”

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