Insulating Ourselves From Chinese Tech and Talent Will Stifle American Industry Opinion


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Last November, Newsweek uncovered $30 million in federal research grants which had gone to Chinese AI researcher Song-Chun Zhu, who had received National Science foundation and Defense Department funding while working for Chinese institutions with reported ties to the Chinese military. The exposé led to an inquiry by several House committees, announced on Jan. 17. I won't second-guess the House investigators or pre-judge the case, but the Zhu affair points to a much bigger problem: China already has decisive advantages in critical data and their application to Artificial Intelligence, making it hard for American researchers to eschew collaboration with China...