Robotics & Geopolitics: Government Deals Could Affect AI Competition

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?

Country agreements may influence robotics, AI landscape

Robotics development: Last week, organizations from Canada and Germany signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the fields of machine learning and quantum computing. The MoU calls for the creation of four groups that will focus on specific areas, such as machine learning and large-scale computing. These groups will include Canadian and German organizations that will cooperate on research. Part of the goal is to facilitate “international collaboration.”

Geopolitical significance: For robotics companies, it may be hard to see the importance of such deals. After all, how does a MoU between a small group of companies impact the wider robotics industry? Increasingly, governments and businesses are signing deals to cooperate in fields such as robotics. As this happens, it could change where the next competition comes from.

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