Tranh luận của Microsoft về việc phải làm gì với phòng thí nghiệm A.I. ở Trung Quốc

trong bối cảnh căng thẳng Mỹ-Trung, công ty phải đối mặt với câu hỏi liệu việc vận hành một phòng thí nghiệm nghiên cứu tiên tiến ở Bắc Kinh có phù hợp về mặt chính trị hay không?

The company has faced questions from U.S. officials over whether maintaining (duy trì) a 200-person advanced technologies lab (phòng thí nghiệm công nghệ tiên tiến) in China is tenable, the people said. Microsoft said it had instituted guardrails at the lab, restricting researchers from politically sensitive work.

The company, which is based in Redmond, Wash., said it had also opened an outpost of the lab in Vancouver, British Columbia, and would move some researchers from China to the location. The outpost is a backup if more researchers need to relocate, two people said. The idea of shutting down or moving the lab has come up, but Microsoft’s leaders support continuing it in China, four people said.

In 2018, Microsoft said it had invested (đầu tư) more than $1 billion in research and development in China over the previous decade. The technical talent and invention from the Beijing lab underpin a key internal argument for supporting it.

But the lab’s success and prestige also attracted attention in Washington, where the White House has increasingly restricted China’s access to crucial technologies, citing national security.

The lab also has restrictions on work related to quantum computing (tính toán lượng tử), facial recognition and synthetic media, Microsoft said. The company also blocks hiring or working with students and researchers from universities affiliated with China’s military, it said.

source: nytimes,

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