Recently there’s been a push by the U.S. government to figure out this AI thing. After all, China has a big long-term plan. We should, right?
It’s all just noise. Here’s what the executive order says:
- We should continue to lead in AI by (a) leading; (b) developing standards; (c) training; (d) fostering public trust; and (e) promoting international cooperation.
- All departments should pursue these objectives: (a) invest in AI; (b) invest in data; (c) reduce barriers to using AI (but not so much that it impacts safety etc.); (d) develop secure standards; (e) train people; and (f) develop an action plan!
- The National Science and Technology Council Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence should coordinate all this.
- AI R&D is a funding priority, depending on your mission of course.
- Publish a bunch of stuff in the Federal Register asking for public comments, and consider these goals within 120-180 days of the order.
Bottom line: someone should really start thinking about this stuff and maybe we should spend some money on it? There is zero vision in any of this.