US China chips

Under pressure from US-China rivalry, Gulf middle powers diverge on AI diplomacy

Issue 1188 - 06 Jun 2024 | 6 minute read

With great power competition rising between the US and China over the development of artificial intelligence, the major Gulf economies are being forced by Washington to pick a side. The UAE appears to have come down firmly in favour of working with American AI firms, while Saudi Arabia has been divesting its American AI investments and striking deals with Chinese rivals.

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