The International Governance of AI – We Unite or We Fight Emerj


The general premise of this article is different from most of my previous AI Power articles. While most of the articles in this series have related to the near-term struggles for power between organizations and governments with regards to regulation, data, and international policy, this article will focus on the long-term trajectory that AI and technology are headed towards and what that means for the most powerful nations and organizations. In the long term (15-40 years ahead), the power struggles around AI will not end with economic and military competition. Ultimately, AI power will involve determining the trajectory of intelligence itself. This might involve the creation of astronomically powerful artificial general intelligence (AGI) and/or the creation of vastly more capable and powerful cognitively enhanced humans (transhuman transition).