By Catherine Clifford


In the decades following World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union raced to stockpile nuclear weapons, fighting for supremacy in a self-protective move aimed at thwarting mutually assured destruction. In 2017, the world is staring down the beginnings of a similar scenario — but the next generation nuclear arms race will be a race for dominion over artificial intelligence.


So says Ryan Holmes, the founder and CEO of social media management company Hootsuite, which serves over 80 percent of Fortune 1000 companies among its more than 15 million users. Holmes is also an investor and self-described “future enthusiast.”


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