US official confirms military concerns over China’s access to cloud technology

United States undersecretary of commerce for industry and security Alan Estevez recently told reporters at an event in Tokyo, Japan that the U.S. is currently looking to crack down on Chinese access to U.S. cloud-based technologies.

Speaking to journalists at the Mount Fuji Dialogue policy forum on Oct. 21, Estevez confirmed reports that the U.S. was considering applying similar interventionary measures to China’s cloud technology access as it had to artificial intelligence (AI) chips.

Per a report from Nikkei, Estevez said “cloud-based technologies are already fairly ubiquitous. Now, AI itself is also fairly ubiquitous.”

Estevez continued, clarifying:

“The concern is … AI in the… Read more on Cointelegraph

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