The administration of U.S. President Donald trump, the American Ministry of trade Monday banned free the US export of some technologies of artificial intelligence (AI) to reduce the ability of China in this region, the “high-Tech”.
An exception is made only for Canada – it American companies can still export any “smart” algorithms without first obtaining special permission.
As reported by Venture Beat, the restrictions apply to a program used in sensors, drones and satellites to automate the process of pattern recognition such as computer vision algorithms to analyze photos and video from UAVs. It is noteworthy that the ban for export of AI-technologies for both military and civilian needs.
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At the Center for strategic and international studies in Washington explained that the ultimate goal of the restrictions – “to prevent assisting China in the creation of AI-products that can potentially be used for the needs of the Chinese army, by American companies.”
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At the same time, according to experts, the industry of artificial intelligence algorithms was expecting a much more severe ban on not only software but also hardware, so with the adoption of the present decision, the industry can, to some extent, to exhale.
It is worth noting that this is the first limitation imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in accordance with the provisions adopted in 2018, the law prescribes to strengthen control over the export of “sensitive technology” to enemies of the United States, including China, for economic purposes and for national security.