This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first human to land on the moon, a feat that was achieved by the US with a desperate motivation to beat the Russians’ space advances. In today’s digital age, artificial intelligence (AI) has become the battleground of supremacy between the US and China. Amid the trade war triggered by both political and economic manoeuvres against each other, the rivalry culminated with the arrest of the daughter of Huawei’s chief officer and the daughter of its founder in December 2018.

For many, this event raised concerns over privacy and security of data collected from the use of technology, namely, smart phones and the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) (aka everything connected) and the risk of AI to rapidly analyse large amount of data for misuse. However, there is very little understanding of what happened and what could be the consequences in the long term from this event, particularly from the perspective of Australia’s strong ties with both US and China, and its regional positioning within Asia Pacific. The digital landscape will soon redefine the next world order.

Hence anticipating and learning from the latest developments will enable Australians to better prepare for the future, in terms of navigating the economic development, political alliances and the next business strategy.

Please click here to read the full “The next AI super power: Why Australia must learn from its regional positioning while maintaining a global outlook to navigate its future industries and societies” Regional Outlook working paper published by Griffith Asia Institute, written by Professor Dian Tjondronegoro.