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May 16, 2016

16 May 2016

White House Announces Initiative Focused on Artificial Intelligence, Builds on Big Data Initiatives

This month, the White House announced a series of workshops and a working group to address the “benefits and risks” of artificial intelligence.  The workshops, which are to be held in Seattle, Washington, Pittsburgh, and New York City, will take place between May 24 and July 7, and are expected to result in a public report issued by the end of the year.  The workshops and report are expected to address familiar themes – “privacy, security, regulation, law, and research and development to be taken into account when effectively integrating this technology into both government and private-sector activities.”   Participation by all stakeholders – academia, industry, the research community, civil society, and others – will be key to shaping a report that is likely provide an initial roadmap for regulatory and policy initiatives in the next administration.

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