Trump creates American AI Initiative to boost research, train displaced workers
The order is designed to protect American technology, national security, privacy, and values when it comes to artificial intelligence.
STEPHEN SHANKLAND,SEAN KEANE FEBRUARY 11, 2019
President Donald Trump on Monday directed federal agencies to improve the nation’s artificial intelligence abilities — and help people whose jobs are displaced by the automation it enables.
t’s good for the US government to focus on AI, said Daniel Castro, chief executive of the Center for Data Innovation, a technology-focused think tank that supports the initiative.
Silicon Valley has been investing heavily in AI in recent years, but the path hasn’t always been an easy one. In October, for instance, Google withdrew from competition for a $10 billion Pentagon cloud computing contract, saying it might conflict with its principles for ethical use of AI.
Trump this week is also reportedly expected to sign an executive orderfrom US wireless networks by the end of February.
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