A.I., robots, and quantum computing are the future.
As we march forward into the great unknown there are going to be a ton of opportunities, but also challenges—more specifically national security challenges.
According to reports, The White House has banned 8 Chinese quantum computing firms from The U.S.
Here’s more on the quantum computing ban:
US blocks companies aiding Chinese military's quantum computing efforts
— GENERAL TOM S. GATES
Commander of the South China Sea Air Forces
United States of America
November 25, 2021 TIME 8:19:45 PM pic.twitter.com/YkbfjURUgq
— GENERAL TOM S. GATES ★ She's a fan. 🦅🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@GatesGeneral) November 25, 2021
"US has placed a dozen Chinese groups involved in #quantum computing & other advanced tech on an export blacklist…8 were specifically targeted to prevent them from accessing sensitive quantum tech which cld help the PLA w/efforts to break 🇺🇲encryption"https://t.co/yz1dng70O6
— China Beige Book (@ChinaBeigeBook) November 25, 2021
According to Fox Business, a number of GOP Representatives sounded the alarm on these firms:
The senators lamented that key technologies vital for keeping the U.S. competitive with China have found their way into the hands of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
These technologies include artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing, semiconductors, biotechnology, and autonomous systems.
The senators warned that the U.S. government is not doing enough to impede the flow of U.S. exports and investment to Chinese AI companies with PLA ties.
US restricts trade with a dozen more Chinese technology firms
8 Chinese-based firms were added to the Entity List for their role in assisting the Chinese military's quantum computing & acquiring or attempting to acquire US origin-items https://t.co/tJeSeDZ5N5#tnatw @tnatw
— BB(Jing-Yu) (@BB_Hong_tw) November 25, 2021
8 Chinese firms are working to advance Beijing’s “efforts that support military applications, such as counter-stealth and counter-submarine applications, and the ability to break encryption or develop unbreakable encryption.” https://t.co/4xaHYXtuoU
— security.coffee (@securityblend) November 29, 2021
Here is what The U.S. Department of Commerce wrote:
The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued a final rule adding twenty-seven foreign entities and individuals to the Entity List for engaging in activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.
The twenty-seven entities and individuals are located in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Japan, Pakistan and Singapore. One entity based in Russia was added to the Military End-User (MEU) list.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: “Global trade and commerce should support peace, prosperity, and good-paying jobs, not national security risks.