Friday, June 16, 2017

U.S. Tries To Limit China's Push To Be A World Leader In Artificial Intelligence

Reuters: U.S. weighs restricting Chinese investment in artificial intelligence

The United States appears poised to heighten scrutiny of Chinese investment in Silicon Valley to better shield sensitive technologies seen as vital to U.S. national security, current and former U.S. officials tell Reuters.

Of particular concern is China's interest in fields such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, which have increasingly attracted Chinese capital in recent years. The worry is that cutting-edge technologies developed in the United States could be used by China to bolster its military capabilities and perhaps even push it ahead in strategic industries.

The U.S. government is now looking to strengthen the role of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the inter-agency committee that reviews foreign acquisitions of U.S. companies on national security grounds.

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Update #1: To Protect AI, Machine Learning Avances, US Wants To Chinese Investment Over Military Fears (International Business Times)
Update #2: US said to consider limits on Chinese investment in AI (CNet)

WNU Editor: These U.S. measures are probably too little and too late .... China’s Quest for an AI Revolution in Warfare (Elsa B. Kania, The Strategy Bridge).

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