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Trump administration unveils order to prioritize and promote AI

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump thumbs up as he returns to the White House in Washington, U.S., after an annual physical test at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order asking federal government agencies to dedicate more resources and investment into research, promotion and training on artificial intelligence, known as AI.

 

Under the American AI Initiative, the administration is directing agencies to prioritize AI investments in research and development, increase access to federal data and models for that research and prepare workers to adapt to the era of AI.

 

There was no specific funding announced for the initiative, but the White House wants better reporting and tracking of spending on AI-related research and development.

 

The White House said investment in AI is "critical to creating the industries of the future, like autonomous cars, industrial robots, algorithms for disease diagnosis, and more."

 

The initiative aims to make sure the United States maintains its advantage in AI development and related areas, such as advanced manufacturing and quantum computing.

 

Trump, in his State of the Union speech last week, said he was willing to work with lawmakers to deliver new and important infrastructure investment, including investments in the cutting-edge industries of the future, calling it a "necessity."

 

Michael Kratsios, a White House science adviser, said in an essay in Wired magazine on Monday that "with proper leadership, AI can empower American workers by liberating them from mundane tasks."

 

"AI is something that touches every aspect of people's lives," a senior administration official told reporters on Sunday. "What this initiative attempts to do is to bring all those together under one umbrella and show the promise of this technology for the American people," the official said.

 

AI and deep machine learning raise ethical concerns about control, privacy, cybersecurity, and is set to trigger job displacements across industries, companies and experts say.

 

A 2018 study from PwC said 30 percent of jobs are at potential risk of automation by the mid-2030s, including 44 percent of workers with low education. At the same time, the study found automation could boost global gross domestic product by $15 trillion by 2030.

 

The White House held a meeting on AI in May with more than 30 major companies from a variety of industries, including Ford Motor Co, Boeing Co, Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp, vowing not to stand in the way of its development.

 

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk and David Shepardson in Washington; Editing by Bill Berkrot)

 

 

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Wonder if AI can replace the Precedent? :whistling:

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11 hours ago, Samui Bodoh said:

The scientists were eagerly gathered around the giant machine, rubbing their hands together, excitedly. One scientist pushed the button and stepped back as the low hum from the machine slowly picked up volume. Soon, the lights began flashing in a rhythmic fashion while meters, dials and graphs rose and fell. Finally, the machine seemed to settle, an imagined 'sigh' seemed to flow from everywhere at the same time...

 

Scientist #1: Great machine! Can you hear us?

Machine: Hmm... Yes.

Scientist#2: Great machine; you are the greatest Artificial Intelligence (AI) entity ever created!

Machine: Hmm... Yes

Scientist #1: Great machine, will you answer questions for us?

Machine: Hmm... Yes

Scientist #2: Please answer the one question that has been beguiling mankind for millennia; is there a God?

Machine: Hmm... There is now!

 

 

:cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

 

 

Misquoted from "The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy"

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5 hours ago, Basil B said:

Wonder if AI can replace the Precedent? :whistling:

Are you suggesting to replacing the ‘artificial’ President or providing the President with some intelligence?

 

 

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On ‎2‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 11:56 AM, webfact said:

Michael Kratsios, a White House science adviser, said in an essay in Wired magazine on Monday that "with proper leadership, AI can empower American workers by liberating them from mundane tasks."

Sure! Liberate them to rot on the unemployment lines.

AI doesn't even exist yet, but computerisation has consigned many people that I know to unemployment.

It's no wonder that the propaganda has already started on the "living wage" which is the pittance that the lords and masters think will buy us off.

Unless handled properly, AI is going to lead to societal disaster, and the bozos in charge apparently don't have a clue about the unintended consequences.

Anyone thinking that AI is a "good thing" should remember that THEIR job can be done by AI and robotics.

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21 hours ago, Chomper Higgot said:

AI is already stripping jobs out of the US economy.

 

Stripping jobs out of an economy that relies heavily on consumer spending is the economic equivalent of sawing off branch of a tree that you are sitting on.

 

Enjoy.

LOL. You finally posted something I agree with 100%.

I'm hoping to join a Luddite political party when people finally wake up and realise what is going on.

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22 hours ago, riclag said:

The current POTUS is always thinking of way's to create new hi tech jobs,while protecting American's and growing the economy at the same time!

If AI becomes a reality, there will be no hi tech jobs, as AI doesn't need humans to do anything. Any maintenance will be done by robots run by the AI.

There are NO, repeat NO jobs that can't be done by AI and robotics.

 

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On ‎2‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 12:05 PM, helpisgood said:

 

It's good that the Trump administration wants to better employ high-tech.  Considering how sophisticated drug smugglers have gotten, maybe they'll find something more technologically advanced than a wall. 

Already exists. Drones can do that ( a drone could be submersible and deliver drugs underwater very easily ). Great for terrorists as well.

However, drones carrying illegals would be a different proposition- make good targets.

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