White House Announces Website to Advance Artificial Intelligence
Source：Xtelligent Healthcare Media
From：Taiwan Trade Center, Los Angeles
To help continue US leadership in artificial intelligence (AI) research and development, the White House has launched the website AI.gov to be the home for its National AI Initiative. A coordinated program across the whole federal government to increase AI research for the betterment of the national economy and security, the National AI Initiative Act of 2020 became law on January 1st this year.
The overall goal of the website is to increase AI research and activity in the US from sectors both private and public. Users can keep abreast in the latest on AI news, legislature, and R&D at the website. The design of the website is to make info about AI more available to the public. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) will have its branch the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office (NAIIO) running the website.
The main point of contact for federal agencies, industry, universities, nonprofits, professional organizations, state and Tribal, etc. for technical info exchange and activities related to AI will be the NAIIO. In addition, it will promote access to technology, innovation, best practices, and expertise related to AI and conduct public outreach regularly to diverse vested interests.
The new website will have six pillars for increasing AI use in the US and leading the world in AI development and usage: 1) Innovation, 2) Advancing Trustworthy AI, 3) Education and Training, 4) Infrastructure, 5) Applications, 6) International Cooperation
The White House on the website said, “The US supports international AI collaborations and partnerships that are grounded in evidence-based approaches, analytical research, and multi-stakeholder engagements that bring diverse perspectives together”.
The website said, “America’s decades-long leadership in AI research and development (R&D) has resulted in cutting-edge, transformative technologies that are improving lives, growing innovative industries, empowering workers, and increasing national security”.
“These successes are the result of a strong, long-term emphasis on visionary, competitive, and high-payoff fundamental research programs that advance the frontiers of AI. AI R&D investments in the United States are measured not only by the amount of financial investment, but also in the quality and impact of the results,” the website said.
The website said, “The US has long been a champion and defender of the core values of freedom, guarantees of human rights, individual dignity, the rule of law, rights to privacy, respect for intellectual property, and opportunities for all to pursue their dreams. The AI technologies the Nation develops and uses must reflect these fundamental values and be devoted to helping people. The US values collaborations with global allies to achieve these goals.”