A Microsoft spokesman said the research “fully complies with US and local laws” and is published to “ensure transparency so everyone can benefit from our work”. Photo: Reuters

Microsoft’s AI research with Chinese military university fuels concerns

  • US firm’s researchers have co-authored at least three papers with academics affiliated with the National University of Defence Technology in past year
  • Work covers topics such as face analysis and machine reading amid worries over China-US academic partnerships and Beijing’s hi-tech surveillance drive
Topic |   China military

TOP PICKS

A Microsoft spokesman said the research “fully complies with US and local laws” and is published to “ensure transparency so everyone can benefit from our work”. Photo: Reuters
READ FULL ARTICLE
Under Chinese law, foreign cloud companies operating in the country are required to license their technology to local partners. Photo: Shutterstock

US-China trade deal: Beijing has spoken to Apple, Microsoft about concession on cloud computing, sources say

  • Chinese officials said to have held meeting with representatives of US tech firms to discuss possible change to cybersecurity law introduced in 2017
  • Move could scrap requirement for foreign companies operating in China to license their technology to local partners
Topic |   US-China relations

TOP PICKS

Under Chinese law, foreign cloud companies operating in the country are required to license their technology to local partners. Photo: Shutterstock
READ FULL ARTICLE