The US must secure its supremacy against China in AI and cloud computing 

The race for dominance in cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) is heating up, and China is pulling ahead with aggressive tactics. If the U.S. doesn’t step up now, we risk losing our technological edge and compromising national security.   Cloud computing is arguably the backbone of today’s AI renaissance, providing essential infrastructure for the training, processing and deploying of today’s most advanced models leveraging the most sophisticated semiconductors available. With over 70 percent of companies adopting AI platforms and 85 percent developing AI applications in the cloud, the U.S. government faces an urgent task: ensuring that high-performing chips are manufactured and deployed by trusted entities and that AI is developed in secure, reliable clouds.  American cloud providers are crucial for AI innovation, yet they face unfair competition from Chinese firms backed by state subsidies and predatory pricing. It’s time for the U.S. to act decisively and reclaim leadership in these critical sectors.  China’s cloud giants, such as Alibaba, Huawei and Tencent, are leveraging state support to offer services at drastically reduced prices, sometimes 20 percent to 40 percent lower; Huawei this year offered as much as 90 percent off its services to help its cloud enterprise grow fast. This aggressive pricing, coupled with low- or no-cost loans from the Chinese government, has enabled them to make significant inroads in developing regions such as Latin America, Africa and Asia. These moves not only undermine American companies but also create dependency on Chinese technology, posing long-term security risks. The rapid expansion of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in cloud…The US must secure its supremacy against China in AI and cloud computing