February 01, 2019

China's research in artificial intelligence 'far outranks' Huawei threat, expert says

Featuring Elsa B. Kania

Source: ABC Australia

Journalist Ian Burrows

Experts are warning of the threat posed by China's use of artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a survellience state, and say the risk of such authoritarian behaviour spreading to other parts of the world is increasing.

While Chinese technology company Huawei is making daily headlines at the moment, Greg Austin, professor of cyber security, strategy and diplomacy at the University of New South Wales, said there were more pressing concerns.

"That far outranks any of the concerns that we have from what Huawei might do in terms of foreign espionage."

Huawei has been banned from taking part in the rollout of 5G mobile technology in Australia over national security concerns and has faced similar restrictions in other countries.

Read the full article and more in ABC Australia.

  • Elsa B. Kania

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Elsa B. Kania is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her research focuses on Chinese m...