In this present age, one of the prime focus for the technology industry is data. Data can be available in different forms; it could be for sale, it could be hacked or stolen, it could be kept private or given out willingly for the sake of future innovation. Whatever the form in which data takes, there is no doubting its importance and value, and the role it plays in key technological developments for tech support in West Palm Beach. A good example is artificial intelligence.
Among the major world economies of the world, the attitude concerning the usage of data varies widely. While in North America and Europe, the regulation on data is on a short leash, China has willingly allowed its 1.4 billion citizens and small business to release their personal information to algorithms that are instrumental to the workings of intelligent machines. Therefore, China is reaping tremendous benefits from this freedom. Following the warning by former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt in late 2017, where he stated that China, by as early as 2025, would overtake the United States in artificial intelligence, the United States is slowing becoming aware of its fast eroding advantage.
A few weeks ago, the UK firm Cambridge Analytical announced that it would be closing its company following the revelation that it had used data from Facebook users for the purpose of influencing political campaigns in the United States and Britain. Consequent upon this revelation, the European Union released its General Data Protection Regulation, a framework developed to allow users to have greater control over how their data is used.
This development reveals the willingness for users and small business to want to exercise a certain control over private information, which may, without their consent or knowledge, be packaged and sold.
In digital We Trust
Compared to many other countries of the world, China is a leader when it comes to trust for digital economy. This is according to the media group, Dentsu Aegis Network, in their Digital Society Index which was released in Feb, 2018.
The country has instituted a system of social credit, in which the online behavior of citizens can earn them trustworthiness ratings, which could lead to preferential access to flight, credit or train tickets. This incentive has led to an increasing and steady flow of personal information which leaves massive digital footprints.
The country has adopted the use of facial recognition technology in law enforcement. Some of these devices include; CCTV cameras equipped with artificially intelligence, Google-glass-style smart glasses etc.
Ambitious Competitive Targets
In this age of AI and big data, a country or tech support in West Palm Beach that encourages unrestrained data sharing and processing, stands at an advantage. This offers tremendous economic value to companies that can make use of machine-based deep learning.
For a very long time, Beijing has sought to develop an environment where home-grown internet companies can compete and rise beyond Silicon Valley-type innovators.
The country is having tremendous plans to become globally competitive in areas such as robotic, information technology and artificial intelligence by 2030.
Considering the massive state subsidies, many foreign competitors entertain fears of their incapacity to compete favorably with their Chinese rivals. The recent move by President Donald Trump to impose trade tariffs is part of a strategy to push back the tide.
According to analysts, three factors are responsible for a global-scale power in artificial intelligence; advanced algorithm, abundant raw data, and specialized computing hardware.
Although the United States is still ahead in two (advanced algorithms and specialized computing hardware) of the three listed above, the balance could shift unexpectedly, considering greater experimentation in China and the clamp down by the United States on immigration.