Google engineer caught stealing AI tech secrets for Chinese firms

An indictment against 38-year-old Linwei (Leon) Ding, a former Google software engineer suspected of stealing Google AI trade secrets for Chinese businesses, has been unsealed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ).

According to the allegations, Ding worked covertly for two Chinese companies after allegedly stealing confidential knowledge about Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.

The allegedly pilfered trade secrets pertain to critical technologies supporting Google’s cutting-edge supercomputing data centers, which are necessary for training and supporting massive AI models that can comprehend complex language and produce perceptive replies.

According to the accusation, Ding stole confidential data on platforms for both software and hardware read more Google engineer caught stealing AI tech secrets for Chinese firms.

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