U.S. Government Will Limit Exports of Artificial Intelligence Software


The Trump administration does not want American developed artificial intelligence falling into the hands of countries like China. The U.S. government will make it more difficult to export artificial intelligence software starting next week.

The release stated: “While the government believes that it is in the national security interests of the United States to immediately implement these controls, it also wants to provide the interested public with an opportunity to comment on the control of new items,”

Under this new rule, companies that export certain types of AI such as geospatial imagery software from the United States must apply for a license to send it to any country other than Canada. The rule will be for the United States alone, however, U.S. authorities could later submit it to international bodies to level the playing field internationally.


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