China’s DJI Technologies, the world’s largest manufacturer of drones, announced that high-security drone technology on two new models had won clearance from US regulators. CSET’s Lorand Laskai says the testing shows that workable solutions to data security concerns are possible. Read the full article at South China Morning Post.
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Chinese maker of drones wins US clearance for new high-security models
Lorand Laskai, Visiting Researcher at CSET, says the developments with China’s DJI Technologies show that “despite the hand-wringing over US-China tech decoupling, workable solutions to data security concerns are possible … the real question is whether these arrangements will be able to withstand the growing distrust between the United States and China.”See original article
China Brings Out the Big Guns for National DayOctober 2019
China’s recent military parade “illustrates the PLA’s embrace of unmanned operations as critical elements of future combat across all domains of warfare,” said CSET Nonresident Research Fellow Elsa Kania.
“We can think of AI as next wave of software improvements,” suggested Helen Toner, Director of Strategy at Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology. Without a clear inflection point for when AI transitions from capable software to a unique capability, many of the changes will in nature and implementation resemble software upgrades.
Tianjin Municipal Action Plan for Military-Civil Fusion Special Projects in Intelligent TechnologyOctober 2019
See our translation of one of the most detailed local government plans for “military-civil fusion.” It provides insight into local efforts to steer the development of emerging technologies in directions that fulfill PLA requirements.