Sunday 25 February 2024

China Making AI Breakthroughs Despite Biden's Sanctions

China could close the gap with the US in terms of artificial intelligence (AI) within one or two years, the Global Times writes, thanks to the People's Republic's breakthroughs in the field.

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 China could narrow the gap with the US in terms of artificial intelligence (AI) within one or two years, the Global Times writes. Citing Zhou Hongyi, founder and chairman of 360 Security Technology and a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
 The gap in AI largely lies in “determining the technical direction,” according to the businessman. 
“Once the direction is determined, Chinese companies' learning capabilities are very fast. Especially when peers release open-source projects or publish papers publicly, it is not a difficult problem for Chinese teams to follow up,” Zhou said.
 The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that China has developed new military surveillance equipment to enhance the nation's electronic warfare capabilities with the use of AI. The device provides wide bandwidth, real-time monitoring and analysis of the electromagnetic spectrum, picking up “everything from amateur radio broadcasts to Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites.”

The new system would allow the Chinese military to intercept enemy signals at unprecedented speeds, decode their physical parameters and effectively suppress them. Previously, this was nearly impossible during a combat engagement due to the very large amount of data to be processed. 

 The US has introduced new measures over the past two years aimed at stopping China from obtaining advanced US microchip, supercomputer, and AI technologies. But despite those restrictions, Chinese firms continue to make technological breakthroughs.

Article by Ekaterina Blinova, Sputnik
Shortened & reposted in the public interest