Trump signs executive order prioritising AI development


President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday with the intent of fast-tracking the development and regulation of artificial intelligence in the United States. The executive order launches the American AI Initiative, which will place United States resources toward ensuring that AI technology is made in the United States, according to Trump. The executive order aims to: Invest in AI research and development (R&D), increase AI resources, establish AI governance standards, better educate workers about AI, and promote an international environment that promotes AI R&D. "Continued American leadership in AI is of paramount importance to maintaining the economic and national security of the United States and to shaping the global evolution of AI in a manner consistent with our nation's values, policies, and priorities," said Trump in the executive order. The initiative will be coordinated through the National Science and Technology Council Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (NSTC Select Committee).