USA reportedly considers expanding export restrictions to cover quantum computing technology

Bloomberg reports that US officials are considering new export restrictions targeting China in the fields of quantum computing and artificial intelligence software. The details of the potential ban are not known yet as the discussions appear to be at an early stage. These discussions are another indication of the Biden administration’s intention to limit China’s access to advanced computing technologies. Those impacted by these bans would include Chinese tech companies such as Alibaba and Baidu, which have invested in quantum computing and released products recently.