The Trump administration launched an official website March 19 to highlight its priorities in the artificial intelligence space and to encourage the American people to take advantage of the full opportunities that it offers.
“Realizing the full potential of AI for the nation requires the combined efforts of industry, academia and government. The administration has been active in developing policies and implementing strategies that accelerate AI innovation in the U.S. for the benefit of the American people,” the site said.
“These activities align with four main pillars of emphasis: AI for American Innovation, AI for American Industry, AI for the American Worker and AI with American Values.”
Two congressmen say that now is the time to get government involved in artificial intelligence innovation.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Feb. 11, 2019, that prioritized federal focus on AI.
“This initiative will focus federal government resources to develop AI. Our approach will increase our prosperity, enhance our national and economic security, and improve quality of life for the American people,” wrote Michael Kratsios, deputy assistant to the president for technology policy, in a Wired op-ed just after the order was signed.
According to the new website, 15 agencies will lead AI efforts within the federal government:
- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Activity
- The National Science Foundation
- The Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity
- The National Institute of Standards and Technology
- The Department of Agriculture
- The Department of Commerce
- The Department of Defense
- The Department of Energy
- The National Security Council
- The Office of Management and Budget
- The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
- The National Institutes of Health
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- The Department of Transportation