The White House and President Trump will set up an artificial intelligence task force.
On Thursday, the US Deputy Chief Technology Officer Michael · Michael Kratsios announced the establishment of a new committee at an artificial intelligence summit in Washington. The summit was attended by U.S. government officials, academics, and companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.
The new "Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence" will be operated under the US National Science and Technology Commission. Its members include officials from various U.S. government departments, such as the National Science Foundation and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. .
"Artificial intelligence has changed everything including agriculture, manufacturing and transportation, but the potential of this technology is still very alarming." In this regard, we cannot be passive. To realize the full potential of artificial intelligence for the American people requires the concerted efforts of industry, academia, and government, "Krathus said in a pre-prepared speech.
It is reported that one of the goals of the new committee is to determine the priority of artificial intelligence technology for the United States and its investment in the technology.
Ian Buc, vice president of the Nvidia Data Center Division, also participated in the summit. He said in a blog that he will urge the government to increase funding for artificial intelligence-related technologies and initiatives.
"Government support for basic research is irreplaceable, and its funding can drive research." In turn, research will drive innovation, from startups to multinationals, "he wrote.
Dean Garfield, chief executive of the Information Technology Industry Council, a trade organization, praised the establishment of the artificial intelligence working group.
"The White House's newly established artificial intelligence committee is a great first step and will promote better cooperation among industry, government, and academia." The American people and laborers are worth having," Garfield said.
The establishment of the new committee coincides with the increasingly fierce competition among governments of all countries in the world. They all hope to become leaders in artificial intelligence technology.
In April this year, the United Kingdom stated that it will invest more than US$1.3 billion in a multi-year project to support the country’s artificial intelligence research, invest in local companies focused on data analysis, and attract foreign companies to set up offices in the UK.
At the same time, China also stated that it hopes to become a global leader in artificial intelligence technology by 2030.