Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

Trump Signs Order on Artificial Intelligence

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing federal agencies to prioritize research and development in artificial intelligence.

 

The plan, called the American AI Initiative, comes after China and other countries have pledged big investments to advance and apply AI technology in fields ranging from warfighting to health care.

 

Although the order does not have many details, it directs federal agencies to make government data and computing resources more available to artificial intelligence researchers. It aims to set guidelines to ensure the new technologies are trustworthy.