Biden reportedly plans to block AI chipmaking exports to China

President Joe Biden’s administration may soon restrict AI chipmaking exports to China. [Image courtesy of Biden for President]

President Joe Biden’s administration plans to restrict U.S. exports of artificial intelligence semiconductors and manufacturing equipment to China, Reuters reported over the weekend.

Citing confidential sources, Reuters said the Commerce Department plans to publish new regulations next month, requiring licenses for certain exports of AI chipmaking equipment and AI computing chips.

Semiconductors and artificial intelligence are increasingly valuable tools for medical device developers and manufacturers as smaller sensors, connectivity tech and algorithms to collect and crunch more data than ever before.

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The Commerce Department said it is “taking a comprehensive approach…

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