Now, advances in artificial intelligence (AI) hold out the prospect of a fundamental change in this arrangement. The idea of non-human entities, increasingly being used in international affairs, could create radical change in our understanding of politics at the highest levels. Find out the six things the world can do to prepare.
1. Governments worldwide should invest in developing — and keeping — home-grown talent and expertise in AI.
AI expertise must not reside in only a small number of countries — or solely within narrow segments of the population — as there is a danger that countries could become dependent on the expertise currently concentrated in the US and China.