Trump’s plan to embrace AI with “America First” spirit

May 11, 2018, 7:55 AM EDT
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At a White House event, attended by renowned AI experts, representatives from industries and government leaders, the Trump administration unveiled its plans of setting up an AI task force to propel the technology in resonance with “America First” approach.

Despite efforts that apparently hint at America’s zeal to maintain an edge over other nations in artificial intelligence, the country’s reluctance to introduce a comprehensive funding program exposes contradictions in its policy, notes MIT Technology Review.

The White House has announced the start of a new AI technology committee that will work to knit close ties between industry, government, and academia and boost AI technology in a fashion that benefits Americans first, writes Science Alert.