Over the last century, the United States has competed with other countries to have the latest innovation to secure a place at the top. There have been races to have the newest weapons and to be the first to space.
There is still no limit to the areas where the United States wants to stay on the cutting edge. One of the current areas is technology. More specifically, artificial intelligence.
Here’s what you should know about the proposal for a national AI infrastructure.
The lure of AI
Artificial intelligence started as material for science fiction. The dream was technology that could cater to our needs without humans needing to ask. While sci-fi movies typically go on to show “ghosts in the machine” that take over and become the villain, artificial intelligence is slowly becoming a reality.
Currently, we see artificial intelligence in areas like smart products that learn our patterns and cars that can (in limited applications) drive themselves. Since AI-driven technology is progressing, the United States is trying to stay ahead of the curve.
National AI infrastructure
Recently, the White House named a team to a National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force (NAIRR). The team’s primary responsibility will be to research and investigate opportunities and risks involved with AI and other emergent technologies. The goal is for the United States to continue cutting-edge research on these innovations while also developing an understating of any safety or civil liberty issues that could come into play.
In addition to research, the team will also create a blueprint that addresses the implementation of new technologies for the future. The plan is due to Congress next year.