Obama Report on Artificial Intelligence Specifies Role for Regulators

SACRAMENTO—The Obama administration on Wednesday laid out a targeted role for federal regulators overseeing artificial-intelligence development, calling for increased public investment and safety measures while acknowledging industry opposition to “broad regulation” of research and practice. In a 58-page report and an accompanying strategic plan, the White House cited the need for more in-house technical expertise in federal agencies and increased sharing of government data to aid researchers in the public and private sectors. The documents were released as President Barack Obama prepares to convene a White House conference on science and technology advancements in Pittsburgh on Thursday. Uber Technologies Inc. unveiled a driverless-car program in Pittsburgh in September, a move that marked a significant step forward in the race for autonomous vehicles. In a conversation with Wired magazine published Wednesday,…


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