The New York Times reported that China “laid out a development plan on Thursday to become the world leader in A.I. by 2030, aiming to surpass its rivals technologically and build a domestic industry worth almost $150 billion.”  The July 20, 2017 report entitled “Beijing Wants A.I. to Be Made in China by 2030” included these details on the plan:

…comes with China preparing a multibillion-dollar national investment initiative to support “moonshot” projects, start-ups and academic research in A.I.

Unfortunately the US:

…has cut back on science funding. In budget proposals, the Trump administration has suggested slashing resources for a number of agencies that have traditionally backed research in A.I.

What do you think?