White House on Benefits and Risks of Artificial Intelligence

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced a series of workshops on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, and recognizing the opportunities and risks involved with this technology. All of which will feed into a public report to be released later this year. Breakthroughs in the AI field and the growing digital universe lead to a future of advanced machine learning and computers capable of intelligent behavior. In a recent blog post, Ed Felton, Deputy U.S. chief technology officer, said, “The Federal government is also working to leverage AI for public good and toward a more effective government.” But how do they intend to use this technology for a more effective government? Efforts will focus on improving the delivery of government services, encouraging agencies to “run…


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