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US export controls are no guarantee against China’s AI advances
In this article, CSET’s Helen Toner notes U.S. companies and labs attract top talent worldwide. “Supporting that will help the U.S. retain its advantage over the longer term.”See original article
In 2018, the Commerce Department proposed categories of “emerging technology” for export controls. “The problem is that these categories are exceptionally broad, denoting large buckets of technologies that are often layered into a diverse set of applications, most with no relevance to national security,” says CSET’s Lorand Laskai.
AI is Getting Caught Up in PoliticsNovember 2019
Tarun Chhabra, Senior Fellow at CSET, spoke with Axios about the asymmetry between the U.S. and Chinese approaches to funding emerging technology. “[T]he Chinese Communist Party’s whole technology worldview is driven, not merely charged, by the imperative of consolidating social control and emerging dominant in geopolitical competition,” he said.
How AI and human rights have been dragged into the US-China tech war, threatening wider splitNovember 2019
When it comes to blacklisting Chinese AI companies engaged in human rights violations, “the US is on strong moral ground,” says Helen Toner, CSET’s Director of Strategy.
“We should be clear-eyed about what is going on in China, especially with regard to human rights abuses, but we should not be hysterical about the level of security threat that China poses,” said Helen Toner, CSET's director of strategy. “If the U.S. can act wisely and place its values front and center, it’s likely we can reach a new equilibrium that serves our interests. Fear and hype tend to damage the U.S. rather than serve it.”
Welcome to the New Phase of US-China Tech CompetitionSeptember 2019
Lorand Laskai, Visiting Researcher at CSET, and co-author Ashley Feng of the Center for a New American Security explore how U.S.-China economic and technological decoupling are taking place in a number of ways.