Has USA already lost the battle for AI Supremacy and Quantum to China…

Nick Ayton
7 min readOct 28, 2019

It is China’s stated national policy to become the global science and technology SuperPower!

It is intriguing how the US and China trade war is playing out in the media as the door closes on many aspects of China’s participation in the US economy, academia and activities related to Big Tech US companies. Many believe it is a smoke screen for limiting the brain drain that has been going on for decades as the brightest Chinese students learn much and take this knowledge to start serious competition to US big tech back home.

Last week Google announce they have reached Quantum Supremacy, that IBM also questions the Quantum community remains skeptical of the claim and the measurement to support it. They are fierce competitors and will always draw attention, while China who leads the way in AI, keeps their head down and file more Quantum patents.

According to Patinformatics: there were 492 quantum patents filed in China in 2018, more than the USA (248), Japan (30), Korea (45) and the European Union (31) combined.

As Fake News and disinformation escalates we have entered the realm of radical transparency through social media that tells us absolutely nothing. As AI starts to dominate the near horizon what will be the role of humankind and how does one keeps secrets, not just national secrets but any secret?

The US is feeling more…

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Nick Ayton

Nick Ayton is General Partners Multi Family Office, Futurist, Film Maker