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AI Business Podcast | Episode 3: The benefits of a trade war

by Max Smolaks
Article Image“The world seems crazy right now, but don’t worry, it’s always been crazy”

Welcome to another episode of the AI Business podcast, full of news, views and opinions about the state of artificial intelligence.

This week, the editorial team – Max Smolaks, Tien Fu and DCD’s deputy editor Sebastian Moss – looks at the ongoing tech war between the US and China.

Having run out of Chinese goods to tax, the Trump administration is going after individual AI companies, while increasing domestic funding for scientific research. Meanwhile, Chinese cloud juggernauts are investing billions in new infrastructure projects, with full support of the state.

We also discuss MSN replacing humans with algorithms, problems with online advertising, mountains of money being spent on self-driving cars, the misadventures of Pepper the robot, and of course, the current situation in the US.

And it turns out none of us like working in a WeWork – main points of contention are dogs and beer.

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