White House: AI will be critical driver of US economy

The White House sees artificial intelligence as an increasingly critical technology that can fight cyberattacks, upgrade weapons of war, improve health care and even unclog traffic for the commute home. However, the Obama administration also expects that A.I. will reduce low-level jobs and create security and ethical issues. With critical pros and cons looming, the federal government wants to work with the private sector and academia to guide A.I. in a positive direction, according to a recently released report, Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence. The report was prepared by the National Science and Technology Council’s subcommittee on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. “A.I. can be a major driver of economic growth and social progress, if industry, civil society, government, and the public work together to support development of…


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