The computing power needed to research and develop large AI models can be out of reach even for medium-sized states. Professor Vili Lehdonvirta, Oxford Internet Institute, explores the impact this has.
AI technologies have many important applications ranging from industry and civil service to military and intelligence, and as such they can strengthen a country’s economy and improve its state capacity. But developing and operating frontier AI technologies requires considerable material infrastructures, which can have more complicated geopolitical implications.
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