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June 15, 2024

House Foreign Affairs clears amended AI export-controls bill with a reference to open source

By Mariam Baksh / May 23, 2024

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) sought to allay concerns about how H.R. 8315 could affect open-source AI development as the committee passed his legislation to authorize controlling exports of the technology with the goal of preventing access by foreign adversaries.

“This legislation provides [the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security] the flexibility to craft appropriate controls on closed AI systems without stifling U.S. innovation or affecting open-source models,” McCaul said in bringing the bill up for consideration...

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