> Chinese made AI-enabled products should spark similar concerns to Middle Kingdom sourced 5G equipment
Like rampant paranoia.
> AI-enabled products present perhaps an even greater risk than 5G which is also more difficult to mitigate ... AI is embarking on a point where it will touch all aspects of human life in a manner that humans will grow accustomed to ... lurking in the background while potentially shaping the way societies think by influencing behavior online, enacted in ways that gatekeep jobs and credit, and also implemented in systems like traffic grids, maritime operations or rail systems - it will be impossible to control.
All of the concerns apply equally to the stuff already coming out of OpenAI et al!
> AI-enabled products and services from authoritarian countries are likely to be overlooked
Oh, because they'll get past the regulations - the same way that crap Chinese kettle leads get past the regulations (and inevitably catch fire)? You mean because the Western buyers demanded cheap, got shoddy and sold that on to us? Whilst those who took care got perfectly serviceable wares from China.
On the other hand, if the only way to get regulators off their arses and willing to pay to have people figure out some *real* controls over *all* of the ways these beasts are deployed, then maybe paranoia is the only way to go.
There can't be any downsides to this approach, can there.