Trump signs AI initiative to ensure American leadership

Trump signs AI initiative to ensure American leadership

The U.S.is the global leader in AI technology right now, but other countries are catching up fast.

As The New York Times reported on Monday, "the order does not set aside funds for A.I. research and development, and the administration provided few details on how it will put its new policies into effect".

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.

Trump signed the directive Monday. America is a bit late to the game when it comes to government action, falling behind countries like China, Canada, and France who have pledged millions of dollars and jobs to foster research and innovation.

President Trump plans to sign an executive order that focuses on promoting artificial intelligence - but unlike his most famous science-based initiative, which called for an unrealistic "Space Force", this one is being slammed by critics for insufficient boldness. The administration says it's up to Congress to appropriate money. The White House in December hosted a listening session with the CEOs of Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm to field ideas for securing American dominance in AI and other fields such as quantum computing and faster wireless technology known as 5G.

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The US government hopes to make it easier to share federal data to experts to develop models that drive "scientific discovery, economic competitiveness, and national security".

It also says federal agencies will establish guidance to ensure the new technologies are developed in a safe, trustworthy way.

The initiative calls on federal agencies to help workers gain relevant skills through fellowships, apprenticeships, training programs and computer science education.

When asked about the benefit of AI to the American public, the official emphasized how "artificial intelligence is something that touches every aspect of people's lives", pointing to medical care, food production and energy resource extraction as examples.

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