This Machine Kills

Patreon Preview – 79. The Great Power Competition

av This Machine Kills | Publicerades 6/19/2021

In an action packed episode continuing our updates on ongoing topics of TMK interest, we deconstruct the political economy of massive health data sharing in the US and UK as hospitals seek to capitalize on data and develop AI health applications by signing lucrative deals with tech companies. We then jump over to discuss the Cold War 2.0 that’s heating up between the US/EU and China, with tech policy as a major front in the battle over who will “prevail technologically in the geopolitical great power competition.” Some stuff we reference • Google Strikes Deal With Hospital Chain to Develop Healthcare Algorithms: • NHS delays GP data scheme following backlash: • AI prompts a scramble for healthcare data: • Draining the Risk Pool: • Dissecting racial bias in an algorithm used to manage the health of populations • US Senate passes bill aimed at countering China’s tech sector: • Will Europe sign up to Joe Biden’s plan to counter China?: • Exporting Chinese surveillance: the security risks of ‘smart cities’: Subscribe to hear more analysis and commentary in our premium episodes every week! Grab your TMK gear: Hosted by Jathan Sadowski ( and Edward Ongweso Jr. ( Production / Music by Jereme Brown (

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