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The US further restricts the arrival of key AI technology to China

The US further restricts the arrival of key AI technology to China

USA has further restricted exports to China semiconductors and other technology key to preventing the Asian giant from making advances in the artificial intelligence.

The objective of these restrictions is to strengthen regulations that had been announced in October of last year, the Department of Commerce reported in a statement sent this Wednesday to EFE.

The United States alleges that these advanced artificial intelligence technologies, based on semiconductors, represent a threat to the country’s security, since China could use them to improve the speed and precision with which it makes decisions in the military field.

Washington’s restrictions focus on advanced semiconductors, which are the brains of next-generation computing systems, including advanced language models and other artificial intelligence applications.

Specifically, these new rules affect, among others, Nvidia, based in Santa Clara, California, the main supplier of chips to train advanced artificial intelligence models and the sixth most valuable company in the world, The Washington Post reported.

Previously, Nvidia could export some chips that enable the development of artificial intelligence to China, but those materials will now also be restricted.

Since arriving at the White House in January 2021, US President Joe Biden has sought to limit China’s access to critical technologies with the aim of preventing the country from catching up with the United States in semiconductor development.

Biden sees China as the United States’ biggest competitor, but he does not want that competition to end in an open conflict and, to that end, he has increased diplomatic contacts with the Asian giant in recent months.

In fact, Biden has expressed interest in meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in November in San Francisco, within the framework of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

Source: Gestion

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