China’s President Xi Jinping is stepping up the country’s AI capabilities
- We need a ‘unified framework on AI guardrails and AI ethics,’ GOP Rep. Mike Gallagher told DailyMail.com
- Showing a unified front on AI will ‘make us stronger,’ and also ‘more likely that China will not dominate this technology’
The Chairman of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party Mike Gallagher is adamant that the United States must step up its artificial intelligence (AI) race against China, or else the communist country will use the emerging technology for ‘dystopian’ and evil uses – including genocide.
Gallagher, R-Wis., told DailyMail.com that there is a heating up ‘AI race’ with China and his committee is poised to take a leading role in ensuring the U.S. dominates.
The overarching goal is to give the American people confidence that ‘this technology isn’t going to be used for evil’ and that the U.S. government is going to maintain control, while also staying ahead of the Chinese.
We need a ‘unified framework on AI guardrails and AI ethics,’ Gallagher told DailyMail.com during a call before his committee hearing on China’s economic aggression Wednesday evening.
Rep. Gallagher, R-Wis., told DailyMail.com that there is a heating up ‘AI race’ with China
I think it’s absolutely critical that we do not allow [China] to win this race because they would use it for a techno-totalitarian, dystopian purpose and the free world needs to be in command of the rules of AI going forward.’
The chairman said it’s important that the U.S. ‘get on the same page’ with allies in the Indo Pacific – particularly the Japanese and the South Koreans. He also said that also extends to non-formal allies such as Taiwan.
Showing a unified front on AI will ‘make us stronger,’ he continued and also ‘more likely that China will not dominate this technology.’
He fears China using other technology and ‘pairing it with AI to perpetrate a genocide’ against millions of Uighur Muslims, while also deploying it to control every aspect of their citizens lives.
Another key provision Congress will look into is ensuring American investors, such as Sequoia, won’t be able to subsidize the Chinese AI champions – including Baidu.
Gallagher said talking to experts such as Alex Wang, the CEO and founder of Scale AI, and Mike Brown, the former head of the Defense Innovation Unit, reveals that the Pentagon’s AI guardrails are in pretty good shape.
If we can ‘enhance’ the already-established AI guardrails at the Department of Defense, and expand them – the rest of the government could adopt the same precautions.
‘That’s something we’re exploring right now,’ he continued, saying that it could ‘set the standard’ for commercial entities too.
One other issue on the top of the committee’s agenda is to ‘shore up’ a loophole in export controls on graphics processing unit (GPU) chips to ensure China doesn’t get access.
‘I’m glad that Congress has started to exercise oversight function on this and educated itself on AI,’ said Gallagher
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