Time for a T-12 club of tech-friendly democracies? Richard Fontaine, CEO of the Center for a New American Security, thinks so. He told Global Translations that we are “probably” now at the point where only a club is able to contain or outpace China’s tech ambitions. “China has surged ahead of the United States in key areas, including facial and voice recognition, 5G technology, digital payments, quantum communications and the commercial drone market,” just as democracies have lost the will to collaborate. A new grouping could “regain the initiative in global technology competition, promote their preferred norms and values, and coordinate a unified response.”
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