(JapanToday) Japan and the United States have agreed to step up cooperation in the areas of quantum science and technology and AI. The two governments reached the agreement at a high-level meeting in Washington as China aggressively develops artificial intelligence, robotics and other advanced technologies under the state’s initiative.
Masahiko Shibayama, Japanese minister of education, culture, sports, science and technology, told reporters after the meeting on Thursday, “As Japan, the United States and other countries that share values build a common platform and promote initiatives, we can establish a firm footing against enterprises from China and other parties.”
The U.S. delegation was led by Kelvin Droegemeier, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Michael Kratsios, deputy assistant to the president for technology policy and deputy U.S. chief technology officer.

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