US Brings Out AI Software Export Restrictions

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  • The ban will apply to to software that uses neural networks to discover ‘points of interest’ in geospatial imagery
  • The companies will have to apply for licenses to export such software
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According to a report by Reuters, the US will impose new restrictions on the export of some AI programs overseas which includes China. The ban is the first to be applied under a law from 2018 known as Export Control Reform Act ( ECRA).

As per ECRA, it requires the government to examine how it can restrict the export of ’emerging’ technologies which are crucial to the national security of the United States. The ban will apply to to software that uses neural networks to discover ‘points of interest’ in geospatial imagery like houses or vehicles

Graphical user interface

As per the report, the ban only applies to software with a graphical user interface. The report also said that companies will have to apply for licenses to export such software. This will not be needed when it is being sold to Canada.

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