Overview

The age of artificial intelligence (AI) has arrived, and is transforming everything from healthcare to transportation to manufacturing.

America has long been the global leader in this new era of AI, and is poised to maintain this leadership going forward. Realizing the full potential of AI for the Nation requires the combined efforts of industry, academia, and government. The Administration has been active in developing policies and implementing strategies that accelerate AI innovation in the U.S. for the benefit of the American people. These activities align with four main pillars of emphasis: AI for American Innovation, AI for American Industry, AI for the American Worker, and AI with American Values. This AI.gov website provides a portal for exploring these activities in more depth, and serves as a resource for those who want to learn more about how to take full advantage of the opportunities of AI.

“Continued American leadership in Artificial Intelligence is of paramount importance to maintaining the economic and national security of the United States.”
– President Donald J. Trump

On February 11, 2019, President Trump announced the American AI Initiative, which is a concerted effort to promote and protect national AI technology and innovation. The Initiative implements a whole-of-government strategy in collaboration and engagement with the private sector, academia, the public, and like-minded international partners. It directs Federal agencies to pursue a multipronged approach to advance AI, including: promoting sustained AI R&D investment, enhancing access to high-quality cyberinfrastructure and data, removing regulatory barriers, ensuring that America leads in the development of technical standards for AI, providing education and training opportunities to prepare the American workforce for AI, and developing and implementing an action plan to protect our technological advantage in AI.

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
On February 11, 2019, President Trump signed the Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in AI.

Op-Ed on AI Executive Order

Link to Executive Order

Summary of Executive Order

Link to Fact Sheet

White House AI Summit

In May 2018, The White House hosted the Artificial Intelligence for American Industry Summit to discuss the promise of AI and the policies needed to realize that promise for the American people and maintain U.S. leadership in the age of AI. The summit brought together over 100 senior government officials, technical experts from top academic institutions, heads of industrial research labs, and American business leaders who are adopting AI technologies to benefit their customers, workers, and shareholders. At this summit, participants engaged in two sets of breakout sessions focused on cross-cutting issues such as AI R&D, workforce development, regulatory barriers to AI innovation, and sector-specific applications of AI.

Credit: Erik Jacobs, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Michael Kratsios, Deputy Assistant to the President for Technology Policy, delivers the keynote address in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s Indian Treaty Room at the Artificial Intelligence for American Industry Summit.

Summary of the 2018 White House AI Summit

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