August 22, 2022

Star American Professor Masterminded a Surveillance Machine for Chinese Big Tech

Source: The Daily Beast

Journalist: Yuichiro Kakutani

Unsurprisingly, the research outputs produced by the two grants had significant overlap. Between 2019 and 2021, Manocha published multiple articles in the AI and machine-learning field that cited both the Alibaba and DoD grant.

There is no evidence that Manocha broke the law by double-dipping from U.S. and Chinese funding sources to fund similar research projects. Nevertheless, the case still raises “serious questions about ethics in machine learning research,” Fedasiuk said.

Many in the U.S. government share Fedasiuk’s concerns. In recent years, U.S. policymakers have pushed to discourage scientists from seeking foreign funders.

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  • Ryan Fedasiuk

    Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Ryan Fedasiuk is an Adjunct Fellow (on leave) at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He currently serves as a China Technology Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department...