How Much is Twice as Much?
To say that China spends "twice as much on AI as everyone else put together" is really a nonsense politician's statement. China's top "best and brightest," most brilliant coders/math wizards/innovators get paid, MAYBE, 25% as much as Western geniuses. If that. So, if they're spending twice as much *money* as the West, they're getting at least 4 times the progress we're getting? If they're spending twice the "manpower" were spending, it's like the old adage, "9 Women Can’t Make a Baby in One Month." I believe there are practical limitations to how much progress you can make in this brand new science no matter how much man-power you throw at it. (Just my $0.02 worth.)