Tech Diplomacy Newsletter 1-24

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Last week, Patricia was quoted in a Washington Post article profiling OpenAI’s Vice President of Global Affairs, Anna Makanju, and assessing her role in crafting CEO Sam Altman’s “statesman” approach to artificial intelligence:

Patricia Gruver-Barr, co-founder of the Tech Diplomacy Network, warned that OpenAI’s diplomatic mission could give the company outsize influence on the world stage, fomenting regulations that favor OpenAI over smaller companies and upstarts. “We’ve seen this power asymmetry emerge between the nation state and these big tech companies — a handful of companies in Silicon Valley in particular — that have more geopolitical power than any company or industry has had in the past,” said Gruver-Barr, a former science attaché for the British and Québec governments.

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