Robotics & Geopolitics: Nations Should Prepare for Talent Wars

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, artificial intelligence, and unmanned systems. Are you ready to be updated?

‘Talent wars’ on the horizon for many countries

Robotics development: By 2021, Huawei plans to train 1 million new experts in AI. Huawei will do this through online education, along with $200 million in funding to various universities and research organizations around the world. In China, a seasoned AI engineer can earn more than $7,000 per month (50,000 yuan).

Geopolitical significance: For a long time, I have warned that talent wars are on the horizon. In coming years, countries will compete over talent in critical industries like AI, robotics, gene editing and virtual reality — the new battlefields.

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