Question: It is reported recently that China and the US may agree to limit the unsupervised military application of artificial intelligence (AI). Please brief us on China's position on the application of AI in the military domain.
Wu Qian: President Xi Jinping proposed the Global Initiative for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Governance at the 3rd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, which contributed China's wisdom to guide global AI governance. China has submitted position papers to the UN concerning regulating military application of AI and strengthening moral governance of AI and participates in global AI governance in a constructively manner.
China pays close attention to security risks posed by military applications of AI technologies. We call on all countries, especially major countries, to adopt a prudent and responsible attitude to the research, development and application of AI technologies in the military field. China is opposed to using AI advantages to undermine the sovereignty of other countries. Following a human-oriented approach and the principle of developing AI for good, the Chinese side is ready to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with different parties, build consensus on regulating military use of AI, avoid the misuse, abuse and malicious use of relevant weapon systems, and ensure absolute human control over these weapon systems.