JAIC Hosts First AI Dialogue for Defense: The Pentagon’s Joint AI Center hosted its first AI Partnership for Defense meeting on September 15–16 in collaboration with the governments of 12 other countries across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The Partnership for Defense provides a recurring forum for military and defense organizations to discuss approaches to military applications of AI. The first meeting included the U.K., France, Israel, South Korea and Japan, among others; JAIC leadership expects more countries to join in the coming year. Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced the partnership at the DOD AI Symposium on September 9.
In Translation CSET’s translations of significant foreign language documents on AI
Strategic New Industry Investment Guiding Opinions:New Chinese Ambitions for “Strategic Emerging Industries.” This translation is the result of collaboration between CSET and the DigiChina Project, based at the Stanford University Cyber Policy Center and a joint effort with New America. Issued jointly by several PRC ministries in September 2020, this policy document lays out China’s priorities for the development of strategic emerging industries ahead of this fall’s Party plenum on the upcoming 14th Five-Year Plan.
Xi Jinping Speeches at Expert Symposia: Xi delivered these speeches to meetings of academics in August and September of 2020 that he convened to solicit input for China’s upcoming 14th Five-Year Plan.
Speech at the Symposium of Experts in Economic and Social Fields. In his remarks, Xi emphasizes the importance of reducing the Chinese economy’s dependence on foreign markets, although he insists that “opening up” to the world continues to be China’s policy and calls for cooperation with U.S. state and local governments and companies.
Speech at the Symposium of Scientists. Xi stresses the need for China to improve its economic and scientific self-sufficiency, urges increased investment in basic research and advocates both for better domestic training of scientists and continued efforts to recruit foreign scientists.
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