President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump signs executive order promotion of artificial intelligence Trump's new Syria timetable raises concerns with key anti-ISIS allies. Trump officials considering Mar-a-Lago for the next meeting with China Xi: MORE report on Monday will sign an executive order in which funds are used to boost US artificial intelligence (AI), a move that comes as a the Trump government is looking for a head start in its technological race with China.
The executive order, entitled Accelerating America's Leadership in Artificial Intelligence, will direct federal agencies to spend money and manpower on research and development of artificial intelligence (AI), while government data is made available to the developers of the technology.
Artificial intelligence is defined as software that allows computers to emulate human intelligence.
"This initiative will use the full resources of the federal government to develop AI", a senior official from the board told reporters on Sunday evening.
The order gives federal authorities the task of prioritizing the financing of AI initiatives and opening up their estimates of data to AI experts, an action that privacy advocates will certainly oppose.
Two of the five pillars of the execution order focus on the most prominent ethical objections to artificial intelligence – the movement of human workers and the lack of an official set of norms that regulate the development of these sensitive technologies.
One of the pillars of the assignment is to instruct the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop a set of national standards for the creation of "reliable, robust, reliable, secure, portable and interoperable AI systems". It also requires federal agencies to establish their own guidelines for growing AI.
"What we can do is come together as a white house … to give high-level guidance to the agencies to give them at least a roadmap as they reflect on the issues you have discussed, including ethics," a Administrative official said, responding to a question about the privacy issues surrounding using government data.
In another part of the assignment, organizations are asked to give priority to "fellowship and training programs & # 39; helping employees to become more AI-smart.
Experts have long expressed concerns that improved AI will displace the US workers, a process that has already begun, while other technologists have explained that AI could create as many jobs as it displaces.
"About the movement of personnel, that is something we are very aware of," an administrative assistant told reporters and noted that the White House has devoted special resources to the financing of apprenticeships and programs that employees train to keep up with rapidly changing technologies.
In light of the executive order, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) plans to invest in AI that "will improve the forecast of hurricanes and severe storms," the agency said in a statement.
"[The The American AI Initiative] … accelerates the ability of [NOAA] researchers are making AI that can absorb the huge amounts of big data from our environmental satellites in our weather models to improve forecasts of hurricanes and severe storms, "reads a fact sheet about the order.
On the question of whether the executive order is a response to China's forward motion on AI, an administrative official said that it "does not surprise us that the Chinese are interested in this particular domain" and that the economic superpower "strongly invests and invests" in the.
"China is a member of the G-20," the official said when he said it would work with China on AI. "AI is a matter that has been included in that specific form, but we are excited to develop our principles and agenda with American values in mind and that is something we would like to share with the world."
Van Trump is expected to sign several executive orders in the coming weeks on quantum technology, including the development of 5G.