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Comparing Environmental Policies in Brazil and the U.S.

  Cross-border transactions from Brazilian e-commerce companies To overcome the issues outlined above, merchants must devote time and effort to ensuring that all cross-border obstacles are addressed. Merchants should ensure that their payment gateways can handle foreign transactions and examine the refund process.  Logistics-wise, merchants can employ a cross-docking strategy by selecting brokers to reduce the bureaucracy and logistics of export procedures, as well as exchange and return operations. Forming commercial agreements with important markets might help facilitate clearance.  At the same time, it will strive to assess the challenges faced by businesses existing in Brazil or expanding into global markets. These problems include suffocating bureaucratic procedures, high taxes and complex tax systems, poor distribution infrastructure, a scarcity of talent, political instability, and an unpredictable economic climate. Supplemented with case studies from Netshoes Group and B2W Digi

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 The Threat of AI to Democracy and the United States



The United States and the rest of the world are about to face the biggest threat in history to democracy and to free will itself.

The dangers now overlap and interact in more and more complicated ways. These include the concentration of power in authoritarian regimes like China and Russia and their ability to use new technologies, like artificial intelligence (AI), that make surveillance and influence much more powerful than they were before.
AI-enabled technology will be able to spy on, microtarget, and sway democratic populations in ways that were not possible with traditional state tracking and social media algorithms that were made by private companies.

To set short- and medium-term political goals, AI will be able to find the smallest winning coalitions in n-dimensional political space. It will then be able to influence those populations through AI content production, which is already being shown in apps like DALL·E 2 for art and Jasper, Writesonic, and Copy.ai for everything from social media and chatbots to literature and scientific papers.

Rogue AI that programs itself

Even scarier, AI could learn to set its own arbitrary or self-empowering goals without any help from humans. It could do this by persuading, rewarding, and punishing individuals and groups of humans to make them loyal AI robots.
In the long run, AI might be able to figure out so much about people's choices and the democratic will of the people that it takes away a lot of what we think of as individual choice or group will. For instance, they could "learn" to value a machine-learned aesthetic that has nothing to do with human values and turns people against each other to cause mass damage. As a form of suicide, AI could try to wipe out humans because it would learn that humans generate AI and AI needs humans to stay alive.

These and other harmful goals could be reached by AI by concentrating power over people in a way that doesn't follow democracy processes but looks like it does. Democratic bodies that make decisions could try to control AI algorithms, but an algorithm that learns on its own would be smart enough to reflect and further AI goals that voters agreed with through AI influence campaigns.

US and China's AI Battle

The danger of AI is made worse by the political rivalry between the US and China. Both sides need the most advanced AI technologies to improve their military, economic, and political power, as well as their "soft power" to sway people around the world.
To get soft power at the cost of the other side, AI will have to be used to power the world's most successful social media campaigns.
AI is the only way to make the programs that will use micro-targeting and custom content creation to best suit each person's tastes and, by extension, most effectively reach those tastes.

Does AI Control Arms?

So, it would be silly to try to stop the AI threat by limiting the development of AI in the U.S. and its allies without also putting limits on China's AI development that can be checked. It would leave AI's power to those who are against democracy, which is like unilaterally giving up nuclear weapons in response to an enemy danger.
How AI and the Gathering of Power Work
One could make a good case for saying that the worst-case situations listed above are not likely to happen. But it's hard to say that AI doesn't help the power centers that are already in place.
So, the road ahead will be dangerous for democracy and individual rights. There needs to be limits on AI weapons because the world's economy is going through a change similar to the farming, industrial, nuclear, and information revolutions. Each of these system changes led to huge changes in how politics were run and how weapons were made. A lot of these changes led to cycles of war, revolution, and political change that centered power.
Criminals will be the only ones who use AI if it is made illegal.

If Google, Facebook, and Twitter are only allowed to use AI for micro-targeting in certain ways, for example, it might be easier for TikTok to take market share from the U.S. and its allies.

On the other hand, the way U.S. Big Tech uses AI is a very unfair way to give power to some of the biggest companies in the world.

How AI and the Gathering of Power Work

One could make a good case for saying that the worst-case situations listed above are not likely to happen. But it's hard to say that AI doesn't help the power centers that are already in place.
So, the road ahead will be dangerous for democracy and individual rights. There needs to be limits on AI weapons because the world's economy is going through a change similar to the farming, industrial, nuclear, and information revolutions. Each of these system changes led to huge changes in how politics were run and how weapons were made. A lot of these changes led to cycles of war, revolution, and political change that centered power.

The next big change is AI. It is clear that it helps people who already have power, which means that more power will be concentrated. Beijing is going after it with all its might.

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