AI Competition Is the New Space Race

The technology still has a long way to go despite progress in 2018. The EU, U.S. and China are all determined not to be left behind.

China’s 19-year-old Go player Ke Jie (L) prepares to make a move during the second match against Google’s artificial intelligence programme AlphaGo in Wuzhen, eastern China’s Zhejiang province on May 25, 2017. Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images

By Leonid Bershidsky

It’s been another year of relentless artificial-intelligence hype and incremental AI achievement. Machines still beat humans only in…

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