The Federal Government has launched a new website, AI.gov, an informational page that highlights a collaboration between the public, private sector, academia, and the government. The site stems from a February 11th Executive Order from President Trump announcing the American AI Initiative, which is designed to encourage best-in-class domestic AI technology.
The primary ways in which the government hopes to achieve this goal are through advancing technology, driving breakthroughs, and visionary leadership. This will include guidance from regulatory bodies, the use of federal computing and data resources, and a unifying vision for the technology to enhance American lives and values.
The government has laid out a number of documents that include strategic plans for a number of fields including STEM education, defense, automated vehicles, and more. While the information is tied together by an overarching strategic plan, this document was created in 2016, and will be updated given the rapid pace of advancement in the field.
So far, fruits of the Executive Order remain primarily in informational areas. Events like last year’s Summit on Artificial Intelligence for American Industry will help push policy to the forefront. This gives the government a chance to speak directly with business leaders across a variety of industries. From the summit’s material, its purpose is, “to advise and assist the NSTC to improve the overall effectiveness and productivity of Federal research and development (R&D) efforts related to artificial intelligence (AI). The Select Committee will address significant national and international policy matters that cut across agency boundaries and shall provide a formal mechanism for interagency policy coordination and the development of Federal artificial intelligence activities, including those related to autonomous systems, biometric identification, computer vision, human-computer interactions, machine learning, natural language processing, and robotics.”
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Check out the AI.gov site.
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