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Robotics & Geopolitics: South Korean AI Could Surpass China, U.S.; Trade Spat to Boost Automation

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?

South Korean AI leadership to surge in 2020s

Robotics development: South Korea, which is already a leader in industrial robotics, will gain momentum in AI in the early 2020s, according to the McKinsey Global Institute.

Right now, South Korean AI trails China and the U.S. in investments and deployment. By 2023, however, it could overtake both of these countries in terms of AI “introduction,” said the U.S. research firm.

In addition, an “AI divide,” which I have talked about several times in the past, could emerge.

Geopolitical significance: As South Korea makes a play for AI leadership, its strategies, policies, and investments may not necessarily bear fruit in the short term. No country can be certain that its path to market dominance is straight or that its standing will be permanent.

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