White House to host summit on artificial intelligence

White House to host summit on artificial intelligence

"In the private sector, we will not dictate what is researched and developed". The office, under the Obama administration, had more than twice the total.

As the latest indication of this, the White House announced the creation of a Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence during an organized AI summit of industry and academic partners Thursday.

In addition to issuing broad statements of support for the continued development of AI to benefit US economic development and national security, the White House said it looks forward to "continued engagement" on the issue with the private sector, government agencies, and academia.

"There's simply no replacement for the federal government significantly increasing support for fundamental research to bolster university research", Buck wrote.

The European Union's executive branch said last month it wants the bloc's governments and companies to invest at least $24 billion in AI through 2020 in an attempt to remain globally competitive.

China has also said that it aims to be the world's leader in AI technologies by 2030.

The Trump administration's commitment to science and technology education, he said, is part of its plan to adapt. Holdren noted that his former job leading the almost 40-year-old Office of Science and Technology Policy remains unfilled. Instead, Kratsios, a deputy assistant to the president for technology policy, detailed the administration's AI strategy Thursday.

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For example, "I haven't seen you" might be autocompleted to "I haven't seen you in a while and I hope you're doing well". Google executives don't have a clear answer yet. "They will know everything about your business".

The committee will be led by the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the National Science Foundation, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The event was closed to the press. Other issues that have raised concerns range from the use of AI in policing controversial content online and making financial decisions.

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"This is not a call for a swarm of new laws and regulations", Krzanich said.

Dean Garfield, president of the Information Technology Industry Council trade group, told Bloomberg TV on Thursday that "jobs will change and where those jobs are may move".

A year ago, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin brushed aside concerns about AI displacing jobs, saying that prospect was so far in the future that "it's not even on my radar screen".

Garfield and other attendees said they were optimistic about the administration's approach, including efforts to smooth regulations that could foster the adoption of self-driving vehicles and drones. It will also look for federal government partnership opportunities with companies and academia and open up government data and resources to spur AI development.

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