Artificial Intelligence and the Transatlantic Alliance

April 4, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to transform economies and touch virtually every aspect of our lives in the coming years. Until recently, its potential was framed almost exclusively in economic terms, with boosters estimating it would contribute $16 trillion to the global economy by 2030. But AI has now come full circle, with policymakers and pundits alike recognizing its application to everything from health care and defense to farming and space exploration. Seizing on AI’s potential, countries around the world are jockeying to lock in big gains first, dragging the technology into the no-holds-barred ring of geopolitical competition.