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White House issues report on artificial intelligence

The Obama White House has released a report on future directions and considerations for artificial intelligence (AI), called ‘Preparing for the future of artificial intelligence’. The report surveys the current state of AI, its existing and potential applications, and the questions that progress in AI raise for society and public policy. It also makes recommendations for specific further actions. A companion ‘National artificial intelligence research and development strategic plan’ has also been issued, laying out a strategic plan for federally-funded R&D in AI. The main report details several policy opportunities raised by AI, including how the technology can be used to advance social good and improve government operations; how to adapt regulations that affect AI technologies, such as automated vehicles, in a way that encourages innovation while protecting the public; how to ensure that AI applications are fair, safe, and governable; and how to develop a skilled and diverse AI workforce. Read more

  • Thursday, 03 November 2016

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