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Senators question adequacy of Biden voluntary AI agreements to counter Chinese influence

By Rick Weber / November 16, 2023

Bipartisan leadership of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is questioning the adequacy of the Biden administration’s voluntary commitments with tech companies on managing their artificial intelligence risks to be the basis for enforceable global standards, as part of reining in the influence of China.

“You talked about voluntary standards,” Chairman Ben Cardin (D-MD) said at a Nov. 15 hearing on U.S. AI leadership.

“That works up to a point, but we know that the [People’s Republic of China] is not...

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