On Thursday FBI Chief Christopher Wray claimed that he was highly concerned by China’s AI Program. He is claiming that it was “not limited by the rule of law”. Wray said Beijing’s AI goals were “based on top of vast troves of intellectual property and sensitive. The data that they’ve stolen over the years” during a panel session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He cautioned that if left uncontrolled, China might exploit AI developments. And they will boost its hacking activities, intellectual property theft, and repression of dissidents both inside and outside the country.
“That is something we are really concerned about, and I believe everyone here should be as well,” FBI Chief said.
“AI is a classic example of a technology where I have the same reaction every time,” he added. ‘Wow, can we do that?’ I believe. ‘Oh my God, they can do that,’ I realize.
Such concerns have long been voiced by US authorities. For example, US counterintelligence officials issued warnings about China’s AI. Ambitions in October 2021 as part of a renewed effort to educate business executives, academics, and state and local government officials about the risks of accepting Chinese investment or expertise in critical industries.
Earlier that year, an AI panel led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt advised the US to expand its AI capabilities. Which will confront China, including through the creation of “AI-enabled” weaponry.
Former CEO Eric Schmidt’s AI panel recommended the US to expand its AI capabilities to confront China, particularly by developing “AI-enabled” weaponry.
The Chinese Embassy in Washington did not react quickly to a request for comment on Wray’s statements on Thursday. Beijing has regularly accused Washington of instilling fear in its citizens and chastised US intelligence for its evaluations of China.