Trump administration unveils order to prioritize and promote AI

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order today announcing the "American AI Initiative", reports the MIT Technology Review. The aim of the new initiative is to boost AI development and funding in the USA and also to ensure that America is a leader when it comes to helping shape global artificial intelligence policies.

President Donald Trump is directing federal agencies to focus on artificial intelligence (AI), multiple outlets have reported.

It directs federal agencies to make data and computing resources more available to artificial intelligence experts while maintaining security and confidentiality.

The initiative calls on federal agencies to help workers gain relevant skills through fellowships, apprenticeships, training programs and computer science education.

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Engage internationally: It will call for a strategy for global collaboration that ensures AI is developed in a way that is consistent with American "values and interests".

The initiative outlines "bold, decisive actions to ensure that AI continues to be fueled by American ingenuity, reflects American values and is applied for the benefit of the American people", the official said.

The Trump administration is going to create the American AI Initiative with an executive order on Monday, according to the New York Times and Reuters.

Aimed at bolstering American leadership in AI, the initiative features a "multi-pronged approach" that is categorized into five key pillars: research and development, AI infrastructure, AI governance, workforce and worldwide engagement.

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