March 7, 2021 | On GPS: The race to global leadership in AI; Europe's bungled vaccine rollout; The bioethics of a COVID-19 vaccine passport; The Pope's historic visit to Iraq; India's democratic decline;
Former Google chief Eric Schmidt makes the case for the U.S. to massively invest in artificial intelligence technology in order to keep up with China's fast advancements. As Italy blocks a shipment of vaccine from going to Australia, Zanny Milton Beddoes discusses the problems with the European Union's slow vaccine rollout and how it is affecting politics in the UK. Fareed asks renowned medical ethicist Arthur Caplan about the pros and cons of a COVID-19 vaccine passport. Then, Ben Wedeman reports on Pope Francis's historic visit to Iraq and what it means for the Arab Christian community. Finally, a look at India's democratic decline amid the rise of Hindu nationalism in the country.
GUESTS: Eric Schmidt, Zanny Minton Beddoes, Arthur Caplan, Ben Wedeman
Airdate: March 7, 2021
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