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Biden orders US investigation of national security risks posed by Chinese-made 'smart cars'

Feb. 29, 2024 14:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing potential national security risks, the Biden administration says it will investigate Chinese-made “smart cars” that can gather sensitive information about Americans driving them. The probe could lead to new regulations aimed at preventing China from...

White House wades into debate on 'open' versus 'closed' artificial intelligence systems

Feb. 21, 2024 11:14 AM EST

The Biden administration is wading into a contentious debate about whether the most powerful artificial intelligence systems should be “open-source” or closed. The White House said Wednesday it is seeking public comment on the risks and benefits of having an AI system's key...

Biden admin providing $1.5 billion to GlobalFoundries to make computer chips in New York and Vermont

Feb. 19, 2024 05:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday that the government intends to provide $1.5 billion to the computer chip company GlobalFoundries to expand its domestic production in New York and Vermont. The announcement is the third award of direct financial support for a...

Biden administration announces $5 billion commitment for research and development of computer chips

Feb. 09, 2024 12:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday announced the investment of $5 billion in a newly established public-private consortium aimed at supporting research and development in advanced computer chips. The National Semiconductor Technology Center is being funded through...

Biden administration names a director of the new AI Safety Institute

Feb. 07, 2024 10:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday named a top White House aide as the director of the newly established safety institute for artificial intelligence. Elizabeth Kelly will lead the AI Safety Institute at the National Institute for Standards and Technology,...

Biden administration says New Hampshire computer chip plant the first to get funding from CHIPS law

Dec. 11, 2023 15:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced the first of many coming federal investments in computer chip production, saying Monday that it would provide $35 million for BAE Systems to increase production at a New Hampshire factory making chips for military aircraft, including F-15 and...