The AI Space Race 🛰

I’m very interested in how the AI boom will unfold on the international stage. It has all the makings of the next space race or arms race and more countries throw their hat in the ring every day. 🚀

This post from Ian Hogarth is a great overview of what is “at stake”. I use quotes for that because it seems more ominous than I think it should. But there are certainly some potentially ominous outcomes depending on who wins the race. Or who losses… 🥇🥈🥉

The big 3 sectors ready to be shake up:

  1. Economy 💵
  2. Military 🔫
  3. Science & Technology 🔬

What is required for countries to compete?

  1. Compute 🖥
  2. Talent 🧠
  3. Related tech 💽
  4. Stable/supportive politics ⚖️

It’s also interesting to think about how AI and its impacts will vary by country due to each country’s unique mix of experience, culture, and economy. For example, Chinese AI will be (and is) very different from US AI. 🇨🇳 🇺🇸

I also wonder if we are heading towards a post-nation future that resembles some capitalist fever dream of multinational companies ruling everything? 🤔

Or maybe it creates one global government, Illuminati style. 👁

Src:Ian Hogarth