France’s fast-track visa program for technology entrepreneurs and its US$11.6 billion AI fund, has made it an important leader (and cheerleader) in the field.
Canada, on the other hand, is an exciting AI hub that is working with industries to invest in emerging technologies of which AI is very much at the forefront.
I want to acknowledge the importance of the US and China as global AI hubs; that is something we cannot ignore. But at the same time, I want to advocate a stronger awareness of important regional leaders in Asia such as South Korea, Singapore, Japan, and Taiwan. These economies will be the engines of growth for much of Asia over the next decade and it’s important they take on leading roles in AI.