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Chinese and U.S. AI and Cloud Multinational Corporations in Latin America

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Towards an International Political Economy of Artificial Intelligence

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Based on Neo-Gramscian perspectives, this chapter examines the strategies of Chinese and U.S. multinational corporations to expand AI and the cloud to Latin America. The main argument is that the spread of these digital technologies will not necessarily usher a new era of abundance nor generate a new condition of dependence, but rather accentuate problematic processes of uneven and combined development in the region. This is a consequence of the ongoing war of positions between Chinese and U.S. multinational corporations to spread and govern AI and the cloud in the region, which so far is targeted to the most resourceful actors. Finally, the chapter outlines the implications of the strategies employed by states and civil society organizations in Latin America to relate with these corporate strategies.

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Vila Seoane, M.F. (2021). Chinese and U.S. AI and Cloud Multinational Corporations in Latin America. In: Keskin, T., Kiggins, R.D. (eds) Towards an International Political Economy of Artificial Intelligence. International Political Economy Series. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74420-5_5

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