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US Expresses Concerns to China About the Potential Misuse of AI

Dialogue between US and China on Artificial Intelligence Concerns: Hope for Open Communication

The United States Raises Concerns with China Over Misuse of Artificial Intelligence

In a significant development, the United States has expressed concerns to China regarding the “misuse” of artificial intelligence. This topic was addressed during the powers’ first dialogue on AI, which took place in Geneva.

Officials from both countries engaged in what was described as “candid and constructive” talks, discussing the benefits and potential risks associated with artificial intelligence. National Security Council spokeswoman, Adrienne Watson, highlighted the importance of ensuring that AI systems are safe, secure, and trustworthy to maximize the benefits of this rapidly growing technology.

While emphasizing the need to build global consensus on the responsible use of AI, the United States specifically raised concerns about the misuse of AI by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Despite these concerns, both countries acknowledged the necessity of maintaining open lines of communication on AI risk and safety as a crucial aspect of managing competition between the world’s two largest economies.

The dialogue on AI was conceived during a summit between President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping, with the intention of improving communication and reducing tensions. However, the Biden administration announced the increase of tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles on the same day as the talks, indicating ongoing pressure on China.

The rapid advancements made by China in the field of artificial intelligence, particularly in deepfakes, have raised alarms in the United States and other Western nations. Deepfakes, which are AI-generated videos that can manipulate public discourse, pose a significant threat if misused.

In response to these concerns, popular video-sharing platform TikTok announced plans to label AI-generated content to address the issue of misinformation. TikTok has faced scrutiny in the US, with President Biden signing legislation that could potentially lead to the banning of the app unless it separates from its Chinese owners.

This latest dialogue on artificial intelligence underscores the complex relationship between the US and China in the tech sector, highlighting the need for ongoing communication and cooperation to address the challenges posed by rapidly evolving technologies.

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