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US to stimulate and regulate development of AI more

US to stimulate and regulate development of AI more

President Donald Trump is expected to sign a presidential order saying that the US government should play a more active role in the development and regulation of artificial intelligence. Little is known about the American AI Initiative, as it will be called, but the intention is that more details will follow in the next six months.

Today, the US Office of Science and Technology Policy published a short summary of the five key elements of the initiative. Above all, the intention is for the Americans to regulate the way in which artificial intelligence is used and for scientists to be given more resources to develop AI.

More money and research

The first two of the five key elements of the initiative focus mainly on the available budget. Under the American AI Initiative, federal agencies are asked to prioritise investments in AI. They also have to report more transparently on the expenditures they make towards AI-related projects. In addition, the government provides scientists with more resources, including extra money for their research. How much money will be available is not known.

The United States also wants to be able to cope better with the rapid distribution of AI software and services. To this end, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will establish a set of requirements that support the development of reliable, robust, secure, portable and usable AI systems. The project will be developed in cooperation with staff from various other agencies, including the Ministry of Defence.

Finally, the American AI Initiative seeks technical cooperation with other countries. Great Britain, France and Canada, among others, place considerable emphasis on the development of their own AI sector and want to play a leading role. The reasoning is that together they can achieve more and probably also compete better with China. That’s what AI sees as an important priority.

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