Feb 22, 2022

China Is About to Regulate AI—and the World Is Watching

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Bipartisan hostility toward China means US lawmakers are unlikely to cite Chinese regulations as inspiration. But Beijing’s manoeuvres could perhaps have a subtle effect. In the UK, some lawmakers have called for online companies to shield young people from harmful content in an approach that some have likened to China’s proposals. “These ideas could ripple out,” says Matt Sheehan, a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace who researches China’s AI ecosystem. “What’s interesting in China is that they’re going to be able to run experiments at a very large scale on what it actually means to implement these ideas.”

Sweeping rules will cover algorithms that set prices, control search results, recommend videos, and filter content.

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