China and Russia are hit by the US. The new ban applies to chips made by AMD and NVIDIA.

The US government decided to implement export restrictions out of concern about fostering the growth of other nations’ military and technology industries, which pose a significant threat to the United States. The recently announced restriction applies to particular AMD and NVIDIA processors with which the United States is targeting China and Russia.

AMD and NVIDIA chips banned

The most powerful tools available from both manufacturers right now are those used to develop a variety of machine learning applications, from face recognition to text production. This is not just about systems. They serve as the foundation for contemporary, supercomputers that are even more effective for research and development. What follows is something that the US is very, very unwilling to do. Of course, in order to prevent other potential powers from growing too much, particularly with the aid of American technology.

Consequently, the embargo on AMD and NVIDIA goods applies to both Russia and China. The primary cause? Fear of deploying contemporary systems in military applications, which is part of a long-standing US effort to limit the export of technology in order to impede the development of other nations.

I am specifically referring to the NVIDIA A100 and H100 graphics accelerators and the AMD Mi250. New restrictions have been placed on these three chipsets, although NVIDIA is presently challenging the ban by requesting permission to sell to at least a few consumers. However, this is highly unlikely given the nature of Chinese and Russian businesses, which are typically closely associated with the government (especially in China).

A Reuters review revealed that prestigious universities and state-run research institutions in China have been utilizing a U.S. computing chip to power their artificial intelligence (AI) technology but that Washington has now restricted the chip’s export to the nation.

As prospective applications of artificial intelligence include training systems for automated targeting, target detection, and perhaps aiding other weapons development studies, it is not surprising that this decision was made. It is also not surprising that the Chinese Ministry of Commerce responded to this decision by claiming that the restrictions “will impede international scientific and technological exchange and economic cooperation, as well as impact the stability of global industrial and supply chains and the recovery of the global economy.”