Google engineer stole AI tech for Chinese firms

Linwei Ding, a former Google engineer, faces arrest for stealing AI trade secrets, risking 40 years in prison.

Accused of transferring over 500 sensitive Google files to his personal account, Ding breaches the company's trust.

Ding's secret work with two Chinese firms includes a CTO position at an AI startup, violating confidentiality.

He founded a China-based startup, leveraging stolen secrets to train AI models with supercomputing chips.

FBI sees the case as a stark example of Chinese companies' lengths to pilfer American innovation.

Facing a potential 40-year sentence and a $1 million fine, the case highlights the grave risks of IP theft.