U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday, launching an initiative to ensure the country’s leadership in artificial intelligence (AI). This technology-promoting initiative calls for protecting the advantage of the United States in AI “against strategic competitors and foreign adversaries,” but without specifying its competitors or adversaries
A.I. has become a defining issue of our time, affecting national security, economic development, human rights, social media and many other domains. President Donald Trump signed an executive order launching the “American AI Initiative”, directing federal agencies to officially focus more on artificial intelligence technology.
The administration will be assigning federal agencies specific timelines for “deliverables” and expects to release more information about the initiative in the next six months.
The initiative is following at least 18 other countries that have announced their own artificial intelligence strategies.
U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order, launching an initiative to ensure the country’s leadership in artificial intelligence (AI).
The five “key pillars” of the American AI Initiative are:
- Research and Development
- International Engagement
The American AI Initiative follows several steps the Trump administration has already taken on A.I.
The White House’s latest executive order correctly highlights AI as a major priority for US policymaking, … (but I am) concerned about its focus on industry and apparent lack of input from academia and civic leaders.
— Kate Crawford (Co-Director of AI Now)