President Trump began an executive order Monday dedicated to inculcating in the development and regulation of artificial intelligence, technology believed by many experts to set everyone's future from consumer healthcare products to struggle.
A.I. industry experts, academics and governments have long been calling on the management of Trump to make the development of artificial intelligence a priority. Last spring, worried that the United States did not follow China and other countries, Jim Mattis, the defense secretary, sent a memo to the White House that appealed to the president to create a national strategy on AI
The goal of the executive is to better educate field workers, improve access to cloud computing services and data needed to develop A.I. system, and promote cooperation with foreign powers. But the order did not set aside funds for A.I. research and development, and the administration provided some details on how it was planned to implement its new policies.
The United States is engaged in a worsening trade war in China. And while American companies like Google and Amazon are now leaders in AI, field experts are worried that China may exceed the United States in the development of technologies that power monitoring systems and autonomous weapons as well as no driver cars and wide range of In July 2017, Chinese released a plan to become the world leader in AI, which aims to create an industry worth $ 150 billion in its economy by 2030, and the two Chinese cities are promised to invest $ 7 billion in effort. Other governments began to make large investments, including South Korea, Britain, France and Canada.
In the United States, the Department of Defense has accelerated its efforts to accept the AI, which transforms its $ 75 million annual budget into a new office that will develop these technologies. Other government agencies have major projects in the works. But many A.I. experts are worried that the top talent in the United States is moving to companies like Google and Amazon and government agencies.
Last year, these concerns increased by Google's pulling up a project to build AI for the Pentagon after employees protested that the technology they were working could be used for deadly purpose. Companies like Google also expand their operations to countries such as China, France and Canada, as well as A.I. The talent in those countries continues to expand.
In a briefing to reporters on Sunday, an official administration official said the White House would raise efforts to educate American workers in the field. The administration intends to work with the National Council for the American Worker to create educational efforts through industry and academia, and will call it to government agencies to develop fellowships related to AI
The official does not provide details about how the United States will track the development of these efforts.