YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY - JANUARY 13:  A general view of IBM's 'Watson' computing system at a press conference to discuss the upcoming Man V. Machine "Jeopardy!" competition at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center on January 13, 2011 in Yorktown Heights, New York.  (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
IBM Watson and the future of artificial intelligence
05:19 - Source: CNN

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Both China and Russia have recently highlighted the importance of artificial intelligence to the future of the global economy and military power

A new report warns that the US military must now decide if it wants to "lead the coming revolution or fall victim to it"

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More than 60 years after a space race rivalry with the Soviet Union ushered in a new era of ballistic missile development, the US is facing another “Sputnik moment” amid a rapidly escalating international competition over artificial intelligence, according to former Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work.