White House Launches ‘American AI Initiative’ Through Executive Order

President Trump has signed an executive order launching a new program to direct federal resources toward the development of artificial intelligence to improve national security and the quality of life of citizens. The American AI Initiative has five key principles and one of those is directing federal agencies to prioritize investments in research and development efforts related to AI, the White House said Monday

The initiative calls for agencies to provide federal data and computing resources for researchers and industries, develop guidance for development and use, expand the workforce through training and fellowship programs and promote an international environment that backs innovation and protects the country’s advantage in the field of AI.

The document also calls for the assistant to the president for national security affairs to oversee the action plan seeking to safeguard the country’s AI leadership and submit the plan to the president within 120 days of the EO’s release.

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