China on Wednesday launched its “Global Artificial Intelligence Governance Initiative” at the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) forum in Beijing.
Although Chinese state media touted the A.I. initiative as an “open, inclusive, and fair approach” to A.I. development, the presence of international villains such as Russian leader Vladimir Putin and the Taliban at the BRI forum hinted at the true and much darker purpose of the Chinese Communist Party’s plans.
China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday promoted the Global A.I. Governance Initiative as a “stark contrast to the U.S.’ restrictions and blockade aimed at preserving its hegemony.”
This was a reference to the U.S. and allied countries locking down sales of advanced computer technology to China last year, in recognition of the enormous security risk posed by the Chinese Communist Party’s malign activities, and its penchant for intellectual property theft. Tighter U.S. regulations on A.I. chips went into effect on Tuesday, infuriating Beijing.
“Even as China stressed fairness and non-discrimination in AI development so as to benefit all countries and regions, the U.S. intensified unilateral restrictions over normal global cooperation in A.I. and other technologies. Western countries have also been seeking to set rules for A.I., which experts say is mostly aimed at protecting their own interests,” the Global Times fulminated.