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In the global race for AI, how do we ensure we’re creating a better world?

By Aaron Shull      

Building the technologically enhanced society we want will take global co-operation.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speak to reporters in Ottawa in June 2018. Canada and France pledged to set up a task force to kickstart work on a new artificial intelligence study group. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

There is a new gold rush. In the same way that early prospectors raced to stake their claims to extract wealth from the ground, companies are rushing to patent aspects of artificial intelligence (AI) so that they can extract wealth from algorithms and data. This time, however, it is not just about money—though that is certainly part of it. It is also about power.

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