Nicolas Chaillan, the first person to hold the position of Chief Software Officer (CSO) of the U.S. Air Force, resigned last week to protest the slow pace of technological development for the American military.
In an interview Sunday, he warned China has developed a dangerous lead over the U.S. in cyber warfare, especially artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
“We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15 to 20 years. Right now, it’s already a done deal; it is already over in my opinion,” Chaillan told the Financial Times (FT) on Sunday in his first interview since leaving his post.
Chaillan said cyber-warfare could end up being more important to the balance of global power than kinetic warfare, and criticized the Pentagon for