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As other commenters have stated, this export ban seems both very narrow and an extremely good idea. My interpretation of the meaning & intent of the ban is that it is banning GUI-based tools for training CNN's to automatically identify specific types of objects in aerial imagery (e.g. distinguishing a limousine from a different type of car). These CNN's being trained are almost certainly intended for use in autonomous targeting of airstrikes by fully-autonomous weaponized UAV's. Here is the text of the specific ban: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.g... Here is a really good book for background on this topic: https://www.amazon.com/Army-None-Autonomous-Weapons-Future-e...



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