Trump to sign ex­ec­u­tive or­der for na­tional A.I. strat­egy

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Dave Boyer

Pres­i­dent Trump is ex­pected to sign an ex­ec­u­tive or­der Mon­day out­lin­ing a na­tional strat­egy for pro­mot­ing the de­vel­op­ment of ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence, ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cials said.

The direc­tive will call for bet­ter co­or­di­na­tion across govern­ment agen­cies, de­vel­op­ing reg­u­la­tory and ethics rules for the use of ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence, and re­quire fed­eral de­part­ments to track spend­ing on re­search and de­vel­op­ment of A.I.

“Ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence is some­thing that touches ev­ery as­pect of people’s lives, from the way that they re­ceive med­i­cal care to the way they grow or eat their food, to the way that en­ergy is ex­tracted through­out the coun­try,” an ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cial said Sun­day.

Ex­perts in the field of ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence have ex­pressed grow­ing con­cern that China is ad­vanc­ing plans for global A.I. dom­i­nance.

Mr. Trump’s ex­ec­u­tive ac­tion won’t call for a spe­cific spend­ing goal on A.I., but will call on fed­eral agen­cies and Con­gress to “pri­or­i­tize” such spend­ing, the of­fi­cial said.

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