Keynote session: The technology arms race and the fight for global chip supremacy
The technology arms race: the fight for global chip supremacy - Semiconductor chips are the backbone of new technologies and innovations. Chips are at the core of AI, quantum computing, nanotechnology, self-driving cars and much more. But producing them is an incredibly complex and high-stakes endeavour. Only a few companies are trusted to make them, something that was highlighted by the global shortage exacerbated by the pandemic. Chips are now a key arena of geopolitical competition; the US has imposed restrictions on exports to China, while the EU mobilises funds to double its current share of global chip production to 20% in 2030. Our keynote session will feature Professor Chris Miller, author of Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology, on how control over semiconductors will determine the future of computing, innovation and growth.