Who is Winning the US-China Tech War?

The US and China are in a different kind of arms race: which will achieve tech dominance in the decade ahead? Learn what 5G is and why Huawei was banned in the US; who is leading on cutting edge technologies like AI and quantum computing; what are the implications of these technologies for the global balance of power? Australia’s great dilemma in trying not to take sides.


DELIVERY MODE

  • This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom.
  • This course requires students to have an email, a reliable internet connection, a microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


SUGGESTED READING

  • G Allison & A Hastie, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydide’s Trap?
  • Kai-Fu Lee, AI Superpowers


COURSE OUTLINE

  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Introduction to technologies that are considered part of the next technological epoch including biotechnology, robotics and quantum computing.
  • Artificial Intelligence: Close examination of this technology from its origins in the late 1940s through to today. How AI works.
  • Impact on society: Impact of these technological developments on jobs and employment, on government, on our understanding of human nature. Will robots take our jobs? New challenges: digital monopolies, ‘fake news’, bioethics.
  • China-US rivalry: Introduction to major actors in the tech war: Huawei, Apple, Google, Alibaba, Tencent, ByteDance. Geopolitical and military implications of new technologies.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe what the Fourth Industrial Revolution is to someone without specialised knowledge
  2. Discuss how Artificial Intelligence works.
  3. Describe the biggest corporate players in these new industries and their strategies for growth.
  4. Discuss and explore the political dilemmas Australia faces due to our close involvement with both the USA and China.
$65 Limited

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13 Jun

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