Access to data - not Artificial Intelligence - and countries' management of that data will determine the future world power structure, says data scientist Lutz Finger. As data usage is a societal decision, different countries will have different regulations regarding data and how to use predictions made from it. For example, in Europe, car insurance companies may not use gender as a data point whereas this data is permissable in the US. While Europe has established its signature legislation on privacy, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Chinese government's relative lack of regulation and the behavioral information they are able to collect may give them a competitive edge.
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