TSMC, the world’s largest chipmaker to build cutting edge production facilities in the US, as the latter signs a bi-lateral agreement with the UK to monitor and regulate emerging AI technologies.

This week we look at semiconductor production in the US and the incentives afforded to the Taiwan Semiconductor manufacturing Company( TSMC) to locate more factories there. Plus the recent alliance between the US and the UK to enhance the monitoring and safety checks around emerging AI technologies.

Semiconductor production in the us.

In her recent Financial Times report , Hille, K. (2024) reveals how the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co(TSMC), plans to locate more factory facilities in Arizona, with support from the USA government which has, in recent years, introduced legislation to boost semi-conductor chip manufacture on home soil.

US and UK sign landmark agreement on testing safety of AI.

In her recent Financial Times report , Murgia, M. (2024) reports how the Washington and London governments will pool technical knowledge, information and talent on AI safety, in a similar manner as matters relating to intelligence and security, particularly how it impacts cyber security, for example. This is the first formal bi-lateral agreement of its type in the world, and an indication of the need for speed when it comes to monitoring the safety of emerging AI technologies .

Read the full article on the pdf below or download here

TSMC_US_UK_AI-Agreement

References

Hille, K. (2024) ‘TSMC boosts Joe Biden’s AI chip ambitions with $11.6bn US production deal’. Financial Times. Taipei. April 08. Available at:TSMC boosts Joe Biden’s AI chip ambitions with $11.6bn US production deal (ft.com) . (Accessed 09 April 2024).

Murgia, M. (2024) ‘US and UK sign landmark agreement on testing safety of AI’. Financial Times. London. April 02. Available at: US and UK sign landmark agreement on testing safety of AI (ft.com) . (Accessed 05 April 2024).

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