G42, Abu Dhabi’s AI Powerhouse, Says ‘Zàijiàn’ to Chinese Affiliates!

“Abu Dhabi-based AI firm G42 cuts ties with Chinese firms”

“In a surprising move, Abu Dhabi-based AI firm, G42, has reportedly severed ties with Chinese AI and facial recognition giants SenseTime and Megvii. This comes amidst rising concerns over increasing levels of surveillance and a global division in terms of AI developments,” according to an article from DailyAI.

Well, who could’ve seen that coming? Of course, no one (insert a meaningful pause for effect). Nothing like a quick reassessment of business partnerships when the eyes of the world are on you. There’s a saying about the heat in the kitchen that seems fitting right about now. Global politics and AI – it’s the new match made in heaven or, you know, wherever.

Previously, G42 seemed to be enjoying a cozy relationship with these Chinese firms, basking in the glory of technological innovation. Key word – ‘previously’. Because past is past, and now G42 seems to be in the business of practicing strategic distancing. How very 2020s of them.

Strangely enough, it all suddenly seems a lot like a Cold War-era thriller, with divisions reminiscent of the Iron Curtain. With all this bifurcation happening, it may as well be called the ‘Artificial Intelligence Curtain’. Doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, does it? No matter. The point stands.

Now, this ‘severing of ties’ does raise a few questions. Is international dignified posturing the new corporate strategy? Or are the winds of ethical concerns genuinely blowing through the corridors of G42? Say goodbye to profit-seeking, say hello to global responsibility – or so it seems.

Fear not, dear reader. This isn’t the plot of some dystopian sci-fi novel. Just the ever-twisting storyline of the global AI industry. The lesson here? Brace for the unexpected. Involve oneself with AI, and chuck out that crystal ball. What’s next? Maybe, just maybe, the answer will lie within some vast dataset being crunched in a server room in Siberia as we speak. Or not.

Read the original article here: https://dailyai.com/2024/02/abu-dhabi-based-ai-firm-g42-cuts-ties-with-chinese-firms/