Trump to unveil 'American AI Initiative' to help workers prepare for the rise of robots

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U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Monday announcing the'American AI Initiative.' The order will ask federal government agencies to dedicate more resources and investment into research, promotion and training on artificial intelligence (AI), a senior administration official said. Under the American AI Initiative, the administration will direct agencies to prioritize 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. Trump's'American AI Initiative' will ask federal government agencies to dedicate more resources and investment into research, promotion and training on artificial intelligence The World Economic Forum has unveiled its latest predictions for the future of jobs. Its 2018 report surveyed executives representing 15 million employees in 20 economies.


Will Trump's New Artificial Intelligence Initiative Make The U.S. The World Leader In AI?

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The tech world got a surprise on Monday when a senior administration official for the Trump administration announced during a telephone briefing that the President would be signing an executive order that would create an American AI Initiative designed to dedicate resources and funnel investments into research on artificial intelligence (AI). The order, titled Accelerating America's Leadership in Artificial Intelligence, "will direct agencies to prioritize 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." While an obvious concern is funding for these innovations, no announcements have been made about the specific financial resources that will become available to the new program. Aside from how it will be paid for, we also currently lack information on how the government intends to structure or re-structure resources, who, exactly, they intend to call on for this effort (other than "federal agencies"), or how soon we should expect to see things take shape. Of course, Congress will ultimately decide how much money the program gets.


Trump White House Launches AI Initiative - InformationWeek

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Pledging to focus the resources of the federal government to develop artificial intelligence that will enhance national and economic security and prosperity, President Donald J. Trump has signed an executive order to launch the American AI Initiative. The order is the second action the Trump administration has taken in relation to AI technologies. It follows an AI summit hosted by the White House in May 2018. Today's executive order marks another step towards advancing a technology that is being used to create self-driving cars, find cures for cancer, fight human trafficking, design better products, and offer consumers the thing they want to buy before they even know they want it. The executive order comes at a time when China is considered a competitive threat in AI advances.


Trump White House Launches AI Initiative - InformationWeek

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Pledging to focus the resources of the federal government to develop artificial intelligence that will enhance national and economic security and prosperity, President Donald J. Trump has signed an executive order to launch the American AI Initiative. The order is the second action the Trump administration has taken in relation to AI technologies. It follows an AI summit hosted by the White House in May 2018. Today's executive order marks another step towards advancing a technology that is being used to create self-driving cars, find cures for cancer, fight human trafficking, design better products, and offer consumers the thing they want to buy before they even know they want it. The executive order comes at a time when China is considered a competitive threat in AI advances.


Trump signs executive order to boost AI technology

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says Warren should focus'more on her heritage' than investigating his businesses Trump: People saying wall hasn't made difference in El Paso are'full of crap' GOP promotes Trump line mirroring Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign slogan MORE on Monday signed an executive order laying out a national plan to boost artificial intelligence (AI) technology, amid growing concern that the U.S. is losing out to China. The executive order directs federal agencies to prioritize and set aside funding for AI programs, while opening up the way for researchers and developers to access more government data. "Continued American leadership in Artificial Intelligence is of paramount importance to maintaining the economic and national security of the United States," Trump said in a statement, accompanying the order. The order directs all federal agencies to look into launching and expanding AI initiatives that promote their missions. The order also asks a coalition of government bodies to develop a set of national "regulatory" standards around AI, which the U.S. currently lacks.