Trump Signs EO Targeting China’s Growing Dominance In Artificial Intelligence

12 February, 2019, 20:24 | Author: Patty Hardy
  • The Donald Trump administration will direct agencies to prioritise AI investments in research and development increase access to federal data and models for that research and prepare workers to adapt to the era of AI

The aim of the new initiative is to boost AI development and funding in the US and also to ensure that America is a leader when it comes to helping shape global artificial intelligence policies.

Aimed at bolstering American leadership in AI, the initiative features a "multi-pronged approach" that is categorized into five key pillars: research and development, AI infrastructure, AI governance, workforce and worldwide engagement.

There was no specific funding announced for the initiative, the administration official said on a conference call, adding that it called for better reporting and tracking of spending on AI-related research and development.

On Monday, President Trump is expected to sign an executive order instructing federal agencies to dedicate more resources to artificial intelligence.

President Donald Trump waves after arriving on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.

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It comes after China and other countries have pledged big investments to advance and apply AI technology in fields ranging from warfighting to health care.

The order directs federal agencies to make government data and computing resources more available to artificial intelligence experts while maintaining security and confidentiality. It aims to set guidelines to ensure the new technologies are trustworthy. It urges other countries to open markets for American AI industries while ensuring the technology developed in a manner consistent with American values and interests.

America is widely considered the world leader in artificial intelligence - however, many believe the Chinese government's vast access to data might give it an advantage in the coming years.

Retrain workers: It will ask agencies to prioritize preparing workers for the changes brought about by AI through apprenticeships, skills programs, and fellowships.

"AI is something that touches every aspect of people's lives", a senior administration official said on the call.

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