🔮 AI economies; tech nationalism; super fre…

Dept of the near future 🌐 McKinsey reckons that AI could deliver an additional $13 trillion GDP to the global economy by 2030. This reflects a 16% uplift and is in line with forecasts made last year by Accenture & PwC. These forecasts are very helpful because they do remind us that there is likely to be a dividend from this technology. McKinsey also points out something we’ve argued before that the “adoption of AI could widen gaps among countries, companies, and workers.” One weird prediction, though, is that 30% of firms do not intend to implement AI by 2030, to which I reply: “Do they intend to stop using the internet?” AI will be ubiquitous and unavoidable by then.

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