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How Does the U.S. Beat China in the 21st Century Tech Race?

By Zane Heflin — September 10, 2020

While the U.S. outpaced the world in previous tech innovations–from the creation of the first computers and the Internet–our future leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution is an open question. China has put the full weight of its government and state-owned banks behind an effort to build up “national champions” in key sectors, and the U.S. government has only started to fashion a coherent long-term response.

Numbers At-A-Glance

  • $13 trillion

    is expected to be added to the global economy by 2030 due to artificial intelligence

  • 58 million jobs

    are expected to be created by 2022 due to artificial intelligence

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