The US and the UK will cooperate more closely economically. They want to give more counterweight to Russia and China with the so-called Atlantic Declaration.
The report was an “action plan for the future,” British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said after meeting US President Joe Biden at the White House. The UK and the US want to cooperate more closely in areas such as energy, innovation and technology such as artificial intelligence.
For example, countries may want to improve supply chains for critical minerals. Among other things, they are needed to make batteries in electric vehicles. These are important because cars from British carmakers such as Jaguar and Land Rover will also soon be eligible for US subsidies.
The countries also want to cooperate in the field of defense around artificial intelligence. Its risks must be addressed, Biden believes. “I don’t think there’s ever been a technological change as profound as artificial intelligence in human history. It’s staggering.”
Sunak and Biden talked about ramping up production of hypersonic weapons, the war in Ukraine, and peace in Northern Ireland. According to the prime minister and president, the economic relationship between their countries “has never been stronger,” he writes BBC News.
Sunak promises that the announcement will lead to a stronger economy and new jobs.
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