Cyber Week in Review: July 28, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Is research in artificial intelligence the new space race? The Chinese government has laid out a development plan to establish itself as the world leader in artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030. Beijing seeks to foster AI work in start-ups and academia to grow the market to approximately $150 billion. The United States has typically had the edge over China in artificial intelligence research, but the Middle Kingdom is increasingly getting more talent while the Trump administration has proposed a budget that would cut research funding. Beijing’s move comes at the same time lawmakers want to expand the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States’ power to block China’s investment in U.S. technology companies on national security grounds. Elsa Kanla at Lawfare examines the strategic implications of China’s AI investments as well as the development plan itself. 2. Blame Canada. After the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling last month, Google has filed an injunction [PDF] with the U.S. District Court for Northern California. The Canadian court had ordered Google remove links to a company that had stolen trade secrets from a Canadian company…


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