This regulation will require companies such as AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure, among others, to disclose the names and IP addresses of foreign customers, as well as to collect and report any suspicious activity.
To this end, the US Executive opened a public consultation until April 29, and if it is finally fulfilled, the White House has the power to use these requirements to cut off access to foreign companies, which points to the coming ones. from China to the data centers and servers of all these companies for hosting AI applications.
The standard will also impose on cloud services the obligation to collect, store, and analyze customer data, similar to those in the financial market.
In this context, Gina Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce of the United States, explained that they are working to eliminate the threats to national security caused by the development of AI. “It is very dangerous for these models to reach the hands of non-state actors or people who are not our allies,” Raimondo said.
This move is in response to a request from President Joe Biden himself, who ordered the Commerce Department in October to request this information from companies to detect foreign agents using AI for “malicious purposes.” cyber activity.”
Fear of the sector
This rule did not please the American service providers, who have already shown themselves worried about its impact on competition because there is no similar restriction on the activity of foreign users in allied countries.
Commerce will establish an exception for foreign subsidiaries of cloud service providers and study whether the rule affects clients of these subsidiaries or only the US parent company.