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Robotics & Geopolitics: AI May Shake Up Middle Eastern Status Quo

Artificial intelligence and related technologies are increasingly the focus of international competition, but could policies level the playing field between larger and smaller countries, or might they exacerbate regional conflicts? This week, we also look at British research into military robots, despite concerns about ethics.

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?

Malta wants to be the next AI power

Robotics development: Malta, which claims to be the world’s leading hub for blockchain, wants to become a world leader in AI. To do this, the tiny nation is developing an AI strategycalled “Malta.ai.”

This strategy has several aspects, including a “citizenship test” for robots and a public-policy framework to govern how AI behaves. One of the overarching goals is to create “benevolent” AI.

Geopolitical significance: Like many countries, Malta is looking to AI and machine learning to grow its economic and global power. But how will it differentiate itself from everyone else?

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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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