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Robotics & Geopolitics: Drones, AI, and National Security; Countries Collaborate on Robot Talent

Much of the current global interest in automation isn’t just around economic competitiveness; it’s also about national security. How will countries respond to the shortage of skilled robot developers, what national security threats do aerial drones pose, and how might artificial intelligence companies benefit from U.S. defense spending?

Robotics Business Review has partnered with Abishur Prakash at Center for Innovating the Future to provide its readers with cutting-edge insights into recent developments in international robotics, AI, and unmanned systems. Are you ready to be updated?

Asian agreement centers on building robotics talent

Robotics development: Thailand and Japan have signed an agreement to jointly develop 1,300 robotics specialists between 2018 and 2021.

This comes a year after Thailand met with 30 robotics companies, including Panasonic, Universal Robots, Kuka, and ABB. At the time, the robotics companies were interested in entering the Thai provinces of Chon Buri and Rayong.

These provinces, along with Chachoengsao, make up the Thai Eastern Economic Corridor(EEC), which is a $45 billion regional initiative launched in February to attract foreign investment.

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

For the past 70 years, geopolitics has been defined by oil, natural gas, defense and much more. Now, geopolitics is being defined by technology. And, AI is the most important. Nations of all shapes and sizes are looking to AI to give them an economic and geopolitical edge. Everything from ethics to bias to warfare will be defined and redefined by the geopolitics of AI. See why nations are competing over a technology that nobody fully understands but everybody wants.

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