Given the wide-ranging implications for global competition, domestic political systems and daily life, US policymakers must prepare for the impacts of new artificial intelligence (AI)-related technologies. Anticipating AIs impacts on the global order requires US policymakers awareness of certain key aspects of the AI-related technologies and how those technologies will interact with the rapidly changing global system of human societies. One area that has received little in-depth examination to date is how AI-related technologies could affect countries domestic political systems whether authoritarian, liberal democratic or a hybrid of the two and how they might impact global competition between different regimes. The emerging digital liberal democracy in the US, digital hybrid regime in Russia, and digital authoritarian regime in China will each exert influences far beyond their physical borders. This competition for influence will likely prove a defining feature of the twenty-first century global system. We must not be caught by surprise.