back to article Microsoft's deal with UAE's G42 sparks fears over true destination of AI exports

Microsoft may end up exporting advanced computer processors, AI model weights, and other key technologies to the Middle East and beyond via the Windows giant's cozy relationship with United Arab Emirates giant G42. That revelation, which was reported by Reuters today, has made some US politicians even more skeptical about the …

  1. Bebu Silver badge
    Windows

    You would need a pretty big t-shirt...

    in order to use the first amendment to export a machine model. Philip Zimmerman :)

  2. pavlecom
    IT Angle

    Nothing special ..

    Huawei just finished Ai .. big LLM in Egypt on more than 20 dialects ..

    “We believe that every country should have AI capabilities to preserve local culture and that AI models should be developed and trained with local languages, enabling vertical industries to become more efficient.”

    Huawei Cloud

    1. CowHorseFrog Silver badge

      Re: Nothing special ..

      How is AI preserving anything when it is simply an aggregation of crap with no regard for truth or accuracy leaving only noise and misinformation.

      1. pavlecom
        IT Angle

        Re: Nothing special .. a noise ..

        You certainly talking about "Ministry of Truth" right, this is about industry use, not the fun bait chatGPT for masses (a by-product).

        A use for more efficiency and better production in serious industry, what the real propose of Ai is, for very wise cloud enterprises of course.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Not to mention all the Russian money sloshing around the UAE

    https://www.icij.org/news/2024/05/russians-bought-up-6-3-billion-in-dubai-property-after-2022-ukraine-invasion-report-finds/

    The UAE is sanctions evasion central, and a refuge for all kinds of nasty, scummy people. The UAE government are lovely people, too.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      @AC - Re: Not to mention all the Russian money sloshing around the UAE

      About half of the planet is having more or less fairly deep ties with the Chinese government and are actively evading the sanctions imposed to Russia and (in the near future) to China. US should learn to live with it and be happy with the slaves it already has.

      In my opinion it's better to live in a divided world than in a post-nuclear one, don't take my word just ask the Japanese people. So chose your side, cut the ties with others and let's go on with (what we still have left of) our lives.

    2. CowHorseFrog Silver badge

      Re: Not to mention all the Russian money sloshing around the UAE

      What a shock.

      You can probably find the UAE and its fellow gulf states on all sorts of lists from terrorism, human rights abuses and much much more.

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