Proceedings: What are the key technology competitions the nation is facing today and why are they important?
General Alexander: There are several key economic competitions that are simultaneously occurring now: 5G, machine learning/artificial intelligence (ML/AI), nuclear-power generation, quantum computing, and biotechnology. We have fallen behind in most of these critical areas. Each is critical for our future economic success and raises core national security issues. Each of these areas will be critical to our future economic well being; and perhaps most important, all will have significant impacts on our national security and our military. As such, we should consider each of these as arenas of “Grand Economic Competition” and approach them with the combined power of our government, industry, and academic institutions.
Proceedings: What is 5G, how does it differ from 4G, and what are its military applications? Will it put any companies or industries out of business?