Genocide of Uyghur Muslims Shows Why China Must Not Lead the World in AI

China Tech Threat’s Future of BIS project came out with a new paper earlier this week: “Build an AI Workforce at BIS to Strengthen Controls and Stop Illicit Acquisition of American Artificial Intelligence Technologies.” AI is an important technology. Countries which can execute AI effectively will seize leadership in military and commercial domains. Sadly, China has already demonstrated the power to develop and use AI in nefarious ways that should cause the U.S. national security community to act now to ensure China does not gain an insurmountable lead. Take western China, where the U.S. State Department has determined that the Chinese government is carrying out a genocide against Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities. Part of the reason China has… Read More