White House Takes Deep Interest In AI

The US government is seeking a more active role in shaping the direction of AI research and development. 6 Secrets 100 Winning IT Organizations Share (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Amid surging investment in artificial intelligence over the past few years and continuing concern about the implications of the technology, the White House announced on Tuesday that it intends to hold a series of workshops and form an interagency working group to examine the benefits and risks of AI. In a blog post, Ed Felten, Deputy US Chief Technology Officer, framed the issue in a way that excludes speculative scenarios presenting AI as a threat to humanity, a concern raised by the likes of Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk. While worries about runaway malevolent AI are often raised…


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