Abishur Prakash is the world’s top authority on geopolitics of technology. He is a geopolitical futurist and co-founder at Center for Innovating the Future where he leads the geopolitical practice. He works with corporations, countries and cities, helping them understand and prepare for the new risks and opportunities created by geopolitics of technology. Abishur coined the term “Next Geopolitics” in 2013 which refers to how emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, are transforming geopolitics. He is the author of four books, including Go.AI (Geopolitics of Artificial Intelligence), Next Geopolitics: Volume one and Two and his forthcoming book, The Age of Killer Robots (learn more about his books here). Abishur’s thoughts have been published in leading outlets like the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Scientific American, BBC, Axios, Forbes and many others.


Center for Innovating the Future (CIF) is North America’s leading strategy consulting firm focused on how artificial intelligence (AI) is remaking the world of business and geopolitics. Since 2010, CIF has been leading the industry, supporting some of the world’s largest firms as they navigate the disruption AI is bringing to business models, societies, political systems, industries and global systems.

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Abishur is a keynote speaker who regularly shares his vision and thoughts about Next Geopolitics with audiences all over the world. Abishur brings depth, knowledge and experience, connecting dots and presenting ideas that leave audiences with insight about what’s happening and what’s to come.

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The Geopolitics of Artificial Intelligence, Scientific American

As nations compete around AI, they are part of the biggest battle for global power since World War II. Except, this battle is not about land or resources. It is about data, defense and economy. And, ultimately, how these variables give a nation more control over the world.

This is not a cold war. It is an algorithmic war.

Forget The Markets, Robots Are China’s New Worry, Forbes

Take South Korea. In an effort to replace Chinese labor with a domestic alternative, the government in Seoul asked Samsung to start manufacturing robots last October. The shift would allow the country to grow more independently and attract new investment.

But China needs to keep manufacturing at home. It could retaliate against South Korea (and other countries with similar initiatives) by turning to its most powerful tool—access to its market.

Is China Gaining An Edge In Artificial Intelligence?, BBC

“China is betting on AI and investing in AI and deploying AI on a scale no other country is doing,” says Abishur Prakash, a futurist and author of books about the effect of artificial intelligence (AI) on geopolitics.

“What the Trump administration is doing is a sign… the US knows that its geopolitical power will be redefined and reconfigured by this era,” said Mr Prakash, who works at the Toronto-based Center for Innovating the Future.

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The World's First Book On The Geopolitics Of Artificial Intelligence

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