Government to Restrict Sale of AI for Satellite Image Analysis

Nextgov | January 07, 2020

Government to Restrict Sale of AI for Satellite Image Analysis
The use of machine learning and AI to analyze satellite images could revolutionize the way governments, militaries, investors, and researchers track changes in the world around them. But if you’re a U.S. maker of such software, it’s about to become harder to export your products. The federal rule change, published on Monday, affects software “‘specially designed’” to train deep learning neural networks “on the analysis of geospatial imagery.” The software would be classified as a dual-use technology under the Wassenaar Arrangement, subject to many of the same restrictions for exporting arms. The rule will go into effect in 60 days, though the public may submit comments on the rule for another 60 days after that.

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After delivering his final State of the Union on January 12th, President Obama headed to Nebraska to sit down with Lisa, a new mother who wrote a heartfelt letter to the President about her son, Cooper. The President sat down with Lisa and her friends and family for a conversation in her living room.

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