Following President Biden’s visit to Israel, the US and Israel announced a new strategic technology alliance in pandemic preparedness, including disease control, early warning and rapid countermeasures; artificial intelligence for optimization in transport, medicine and agriculture; climate change response, including water, waste and clean and renewable energy technologies; and scientific exchange programs in quantum computing and other fields.
On July 13, during President Biden’s multi-day visit to Israel, President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid announced a new strategic technology alliance. Read also : More than 500 Israeli tech workers were fired in one day amid fears of a “bubble”.. The announced alliance between the US and Israel is in the following areas:
The partnership will take place in an interagency format, with annual meetings held alternately in both countries, the first of which will be held in Israel this fall. A high-level strategic dialogue on the technology will be established by the countries’ national security advisers – indicating that this is a matter of extreme strategic importance to both countries.
Read the full US-Israel joint statement here.
Israel’s role as innovation ecosystem
The joint statement committed the United States and Israel to expanding their innovation ecosystems, advancing emerging technologies, and finding creative solutions to unprecedented global challenges by advancing a shared agenda in the global space. Read also : The downfall of the talented Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett.
It should be noted that prior to this partnership with Israel, the US has only three similar partnerships in AI fields. and quantum with Great Britain, Australia and Japan. This demonstrates Israel’s economic resilience and its status as a technology and innovation leader. Israel ranks among the top five in the world in terms of start-ups per capita and venture funding per capita, and is widely regarded as a global center for technological and scientific innovation.
In announcing the strategic alliance, Prime Minister Lapid stated: “This joint announcement places Israel at the forefront of global innovation and cements its status as a leading technology power. Our vision for a million people in high technology begins with international cooperation that will bring new opportunities for the high-tech sector in Israel.”
The announcement of the strategic alliance sets expectations for future announcements about the implementation of the alliance, including the form of such cooperation and the resources that will be invested in such projects. To see also : Five-course take-away from Biden’s visit to the Middle East.