FILE PHOTO – US President Donald Trump waving as he traverses South Lawn of the White House before he leaves for an annual physical test at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Washington, USA, February 8, 2019. REUTERS / Yuri Gripas
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President of the US Donald Trump will sign an executive order Monday asking federal government agencies to invest more resources and investment in research, promotion and training in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), a senior official said .
In the framework of the American AI initiative, the board will mandate agencies to give priority to AI investments in research and development, increase access to federal data and models for that research, and prepare employees to adapt to the era of AI.
No specific funding was announced for the initiative, the administration official said during a conference call and added that it called for better reporting and tracking of expenses for AI-related research and development.
The initiative aims to ensure that the United States retains its research and development advantage in AI and related fields such as advanced production and quantum computing.
Trump said last week in his State of the Union speech that he was willing to work with legislators to deliver new and important infrastructure investments, including investments in the latest industries of the future, and called it a "necessity." ;
"AI is something that touches every aspect of people's lives," said a senior official during the telephone conversation. "What this initiative is trying to do is to bring all those together under one umbrella and show the promise of this technology for the American people," said the official.
AI and deep machine learning lead to ethical concerns about control, privacy, cybersecurity and will lead to job movements between sectors, companies and experts.
Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Edited by Bill Berkrot