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White House jumps on AI bandwagon

Joe Mont | February 12, 2019

Jumping in where the private sector has trailblazed, the federal government is redoubling its efforts regarding the development of artificial intelligence.

On Feb. 11, President Trump directed the Government to prioritize research and development of America’s AI capabilities. “Continued American leadership in Artificial Intelligence is of paramount importance to maintaining the economic and national security of the United States,” he said at a press conference to announce the new initiative on Monday. The effort, comparable to the U.S. race with China to roll out 5G telcomm services, is the latest U.S. effort to seek dominance in emerging technologies.

Highlights of the effort, titled “Accelerating America’s Leadership in Artificial Intelligence,” include:

  • supporting long-term research and increasing access to Federal data...
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