Smart Software: Is Control Too Late Arriving?

January 4, 2020

I read “US Government Limits Exports of Artificial Intelligence Software.” The main idea is that smart software is important. The insight may be arriving after the train has left the station. The trusty Thomson Reuters’ report states:

It comes amid growing frustration from Republican and Democratic lawmakers over the slow roll-out of rules toughening up export controls, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, urging the Commerce Department to speed up the process.

And the reason (presented via a quote from an expert) seems to be “rival powers like China.”

I took a quick spin through other items in my newsfeed this morning, Saturday, January 3, 2020. Here’s a selection of five items. Remember. It’s Saturday and a day when many Silicon Valley types get ready for some football.

Not far from where I am writing this, more than 100 exchange students are working in teams to master a range of technologies, including smart software. One group is Chinese; another is German. Will the smart software encountered by these students be constrained in some way? What if the good stuff has been internalized, summarized, and emailed to fellow travelers in another country?

DarkCyber has a question, “Is it perhaps a little late in the game to change the rules?”

Stephen E Arnold, January 4, 2020


One Response to “Smart Software: Is Control Too Late Arriving?”

  1. Evan on January 5th, 2020 7:22 am

    Re google’s mammogram study. Let’s not forget the real big picture. Mammograms should be abolished for NUMEROUS scientifically solid reasons despite the misleading concept of better diagnosis pushed by the highly profiteering corrupt cancer industry (which google is part of) — read the books: ‘Mammography Screening: Truth, Lies and Controversy’ by Peter Gotzsche and ‘The Mammogram Myth’ by Rolf Hefti

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