It is yet unclear whether digitization will truly push us into the “New Age”, defined as the era of altgorithms taking over human thinking, making machines more efficient and able to react faster than humans to real-time events. Artificial Intelligence (AI) seems to be the most important ingredient to get us there. A lot is said about how AI is affecting society and even more about AI and social media. Cybersecurity risks also relate to AI applications.
But how are these really affecting society? How is AI really influencing the state and its power, globally? Is it working only when links (dependencies) are created between entities or is it already having a bigger role?
States get on discussing about the AI. How will this discussion play into national strategy? What kind of policies should we expect next? And, more importantly, how are we dealing with AI applications at the moment? We speak fintech – that resonates through all economic exchanges between entities, and ultimately, between states. We speak human resources – thinking about how HR and associated policies change because of the implementation of new technologies (or of improved technologies). But how is this all really resonating for the regular citizens, for the society?
All open ended questions at the moment. And some attempts to answer. To talk more on the topic, check the Geopolitics for Business Workshop on Sept. 21.