AI experts weigh in on the White House approach to artificial intelligence

Image: White House Frontiers Conference At last week’s White House Frontiers Conference, President Obama outlined a vision for the development of AI: A plan that involves the collaboration of the US government. The event, co-hosted by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, was the first of its kind. Earlier that week, the White House had unveiled a report—Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence—which outlined how the government can be involved in researching, developing, and regulating future technologies. So how well does the American president understand AI? And how powerful will these policies be? TechRepublic spoke to several AI experts to see what they think. While each of these five experts agreed that this is a big step in the right direction, and welcome the president’s attention to…


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