The success of China’s commercial artificial intelligence and semiconductor markets will have a direct impact on the country’s geopolitical and military power, according to a new report.

The report, published on Feb. 6 by US think tank the Centre for a New American Security (CNAS), said that the technologies could insulate China from economic or political pressure from the US while increasing the “technological capabilities available to China’s military and intelligence community.”

“… China’s success in commercial AI and semiconductor markets brings funding, talent, and economies of scale that both reduce China’s vulnerability from losing access to international markets,” the report said.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based technology reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.