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The White House requested input on artificial intelligence, and IBM's response is a great AI 101

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The field of artificial intelligence is so huge, and the potential applications so numerous, that it would be folly to try to explain it all in one -- no, wait, IBM just did. In June, the White House published a formal request for information, or RFI, about the possibilities and risks of AI. "The views of the American people, including stakeholders such as consumers, academic and industry researchers, private companies, and charitable foundations, are important to inform an understanding of current and future needs for AI in diverse fields," the summary read. IBM took the suggestion and ran with it. Each topic is given a solid enough explanation that after reading through the whole thing, you'll more than likely be the best-informed person in the room on it. We believe that many of the ambiguities and inefficiencies of the critical systems that facilitate life on this planet can be eliminated.


The White House is preparing for the future of artificial intelligence

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This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. The White House released a lengthy report Wednesday on artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential impact on multiple industries. Understanding and pinpointing possibly harmful factors that underline the rapid evolution of AI will help prepare future government bodies, businesses, and users for the broad deployment of AI. The report, titled "Preparing For The Future Of Artificial Intelligence," highlighted four key areas of AI and offered recommendations for each: To receive stories like this one directly to your inbox every morning, sign up for the Apps and Platforms Briefing newsletter.


White House Preparing For The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize the way we live our lives, from driving our own cars, to cooking, to shopping…they may even take over our jobs (indeed, they already are). Since it is so transformative, of course, it comes with a lot of risks. And it seems that the White House sees the dynamism that A.I. will most likely bring to the table. The official blog of the White House just announced that the U.S. government wants to implement artificial intelligence to improve its services and help in the daily lives of the country's citizens, but before they can do that, they need to understand the risks that it poses. In short, they want to expand artificial intelligence for wider applications--such as in medicine, education, industrial optimization, transportation, and overall safety.


White House Locked Down

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The White House is on lockdown and one person is in custody Friday morning after reports of "suspicious activity" along the North fence line of the 18-acre complex.


Man Accused of Exposing Himself in Front White House

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Police said in a report that the incident occurred about 1:30 a.m. The report says a uniformed Secret Service officer saw four people getting their picture taken. It says "one individual ... turned his back to the cameraman" and was facing the south toward the White House. The suspect lowered his pants and undergarment.