Geopolitics

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Regulating AI in Undefined Terms: Experts Debate Definitions in European Union’s AI Act

A proposed European Union law that seeks to control AI is raising questions about what kinds of systems it would regulate. Experts at a roundtable staged by the Center for Data Innovation debated the implications of limitations in the EU’s forthcoming Artificial Intelligence Act.
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The Geopolitics of GPUs: US Bans Nvidia and AMD Chip Sales to China

The ban impacts Nvidia's A100 and H100 chips, and AMD's MI250.
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China's AI ROI: AI May Add $600 Billion to China's Economy by 2030
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China's AI ROI: AI May Add $600 Billion to China's Economy by 2030

China’s investment in AI business, infrastructure, and research could pay off big over the next decade.
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AI War Chest Grows: NATO Invests €1 Billion in Advanced Technologies

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) announced a €1 billion venture capital fund for technologies including AI.
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Chips at Risk

The hardware that runs the latest AI systems faces rising uncertainty as models grow larger and more computationally intensive.What’s new: The U.S. Commerce Department sounded an alarm over bottlenecks
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Predicting Regime Change: CoupCast Attempts to Predict Regime Change

Researchers at the University of Central Florida are working with a system called CoupCast to estimate the likelihood that an individual country will undergo a coup.
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Democracies Embrace Surveillance: AI Increasingly Spies on Citizens of Western Democracies

What if AI-enabled monitoring isn’t just for dictators and despots?The fear: Under the pretext of maintaining law and order, even countries founded on a commitment to individual rights allow police to take advantage of smart-city infrastructure and smart-home devices.
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UN Calls Out AI: UN Report Highlights AI-Related Risks for Privacy, Bias

Human rights officials called for limits on some uses of AI.What’s new: Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, appealed to the organization’s member states to suspend certain
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Deadly Drones Act Alone

Autonomous weapons are often viewed as an alarming potential consequence of advances in AI — but they may already have been used in combat. Libyan forces unleashed armed drones capable of choosing their own targets against a breakaway rebel faction last year.
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Computation as a National Resource

How much processing power do various nations have on hand to drive their AI strategy? An international trade group aims to find out. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is launching an effort to measure the computing capacity available in countries around the world.
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Autonomous Weapons Gain Support

A panel of AI experts appointed by the U.S. government came out against a ban on autonomous weapons. A draft report from the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence recommends against a proposed international global prohibition of AI-enabled autonomous weapon systems.
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Fairness East and West

Western governments and institutions struggling to formulate principles of algorithmic fairness tend to focus on issues like race and gender. A new study of AI in India found a different set of key issues.
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AI Spreads Disinformation

Will AI promote lies that deepen social divisions? Propagandists will bait online recommendation algorithms with sensationalized falsehoods. People who snap at the clickbait will be reeled into opposing ideological silos.
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The Geopolitics of Data

Some politicians and pundits believe that, in the AI era, the military with the most data wins. A new analysis disputes this notion. A report by Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology examines the relative strengths of the Chinese and U.S. militaries in AI.
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Competition or Cooperation?

Some politicians view international competition in AI as an arms race. That mindset could lead to escalating conflict, experts said.
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