On Monday, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said that every country should control its own AI infrastructure so it can protect its culture, Reuters reports. He called this concept “Sovereign AI,” which an Nvidia blog post defined as each country owning “the production of their own intelligence.”
Huang made the announcement in a discussion with UAE’s Minister of AI, Omar Al Olama, during the World Governments Summit in Dubai. “It codifies your culture, your society’s intelligence, your common sense, your history—you own your own data,” Huang told Al Olama.
The World Governments Summit organization defines itself as “a global, neutral, non-profit organization dedicated to shaping the future of governments.” Its annual event attracts over 4,000 delegates from 150 countries, according to Nvidia. It’s hosted in the United Arab Emirates, a collection of absolute monarchies with no democratically elected institutions.