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CascadiaPrime Cognition - United States of America AI Policy Rollout

While the United States of America is the world leader in AI science and technology and has in the past demonstrated extraordinary AI Policy acumen, the current US Government AI Policy development is slow off the mark and could well turn into a paper exercise without quality leadership. It's anti-immigrant, anti-science, anti-trade policies are eroding its AI economic, political and social leadership capacity.

What AI Policy exists is currently running on the institutional inertia of previous administrations, the leadership of some members of Congress and some members of the scientific and technological community. There are bills introduced but not a lot of substantive action.

AI Policy in the US is in a perilous state informed by laissez faire attitudes that don't work in this context. "Astonishingly, despite all the hand-wringing over Huawei, in the central competition for backbone 5G telecommunications equipment, no US company is seriously in the running." Source

There is no wholistic view in this administration of the AI challenge to US and Western Society in the face of clear Chinese Communist Party grasp of the criticality of the technological stack to geopolitical preeminence. Political grandstanding and dog whistles will not cut it in this exceeding complex implementation problem.


The Oxford Insights Government AI Readiness ranking - captures the current capacity of OECD governments to absorb - and exploit - the innovative potential of AI - The U.S. ranks #2

  The Oxford Insights Government AI Readiness ranking

The Legislative Branch - Congress

  US Congress
  US Congress - Search: Artificial Intelligence
  S.2217 - FUTURE of Artificial Intelligence Act of 2017
  H.R.4829 — 115th Congress (2017-2018) - FUTURE of Artificial Intelligence Act of 2017
  H.R.4629 - Artificial Intelligence Job Opportunities and Background Summary Act of 2018 or the AI JOBS Act of 2018
  US Congress: A Bill: To require the Secretary of Commerce to establish the Federal Advisory Committee on the Development and Implementation of Artificial Intelligence, and for other purposes.
  House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Twitter: House Oversight Committee @GOPoversight
  Information Technology (IT) Subcommittee Chairman Will Hurd (R-TX) - a three-part hearing series on Artificial Intelligence and the Federal Government(February 14, 2018)
  Information Technology (IT) Subcommittee Chairman Will Hurd (R-TX) - Game Changers: Artificial Intelligence Part II, Artificial Intellignece andthe Federal Government (March 7, 2018)
  Information Technology (IT) Subcommittee Chairman Will Hurd (R-TX) - Game Changers: Artificial Intelligence Part III, Artificial Intellignece andthe Federal Government (April 18, 2018)
  Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet : Digital Decision-Making: The Building Blocks of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Autonomous Vehicles and Infrastructure (June 13th, 2018)

The Judiciary - The U.S. Supreme Court

  US Supreme Court

The Executive Branch - The White House

  The President Twitter: @realDonaldTrump
  White House Press Release: Artificial Intelligence for the American People (May 10, 2018)
  White House Office of Science and Technology Policy @WHOSTP
  The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC)

Government Departments taking Lead Roles in AI Policy

   Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao
   US Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant for Research and Technology Intelligent Transportation Systems
   US Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant for Research and Technology Intelligent Transportation Systems RDT Strategic Plan (2017 -2021) (December 2016)

US institutions taking leadership rolls in US AI Policy

  The National Science Foundation @NSF
  The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) @RealAAAI
  Partnership on AI @PartnershipAI
  Electronic Privacy Information Center @EPICprivacy
  Defense Innovation Advisory Board (October 11, 2017)

Other Key US Institutions

  AI Now Institute - A research institute examining the social implications of artificial intelligence Twitter: @AINowInstitute
  Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Twitter: DARPA @DARPA
  US Department of Transport Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology Intelligent Transportation Joint Program Office
  Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) @IARPAnews

US AI Policy News

  Wired: Why the US Needs a Strategy for AI (February 11, 2019)
  Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence (February 11, 2019)
  Artificial Intelligence: American Attitudes and Trends, Center for the Governance of AI, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford (January 2019)
  Foreign Policy: Congress Can Help the United States Lead in Artificial Intelligence (December 10, 2018)
  Center for Data Innovation: Why the United States Needs a National Artificial Intelligence Strategy and What It Should Look Like (December 4, 2018)
  Report: U.S. Ground Forces Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI): Considerations for Congress (November 20, 2018)
  Artificial Intelligence, China And The U.S. - How The U.S. Is Losing The Technology War (November 9, 2018)
  US National Science Foundation: Request for Information on Update to the 2016 National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan (September 26, 2018)
  Futurism: The White House Just Started An AI Task Force (May 10, 2018)
  US government review threatens to block firms’ Artificial Intelligence work with China (April 27, 2018)
  C4ISR: Pentagon developing artificial intelligence center (April 20, 2018)
  Fedscoop: Pentagon launching joint office focused on artificial intelligence (April 13, 2018)
  MIT Technology Review: Here’s how the US needs to prepare for the age of artificial intelligence (April 6, 2018)
  America v China The battle for digital supremacy America’s technological hegemony is under threat from China (February 12, 2018)
  Trump Administration Plans Autonomous Vehicles Regulatory Summit (February 12, 2018)
  The Hill: Congress must avoid an 'America First' policy on artificial intelligence (March 15, 2018)
  The Hill: The US is falling behind in artificial intelligence research (January 24, 2018)
  NYT: Opinion: Leave A.I. Alone by Andrew Burt (January 4, 2018)
  Next Gov: Artificial Intelligence News
  Making China Great Again As Donald Trump surrenders America’s global commitments, Xi Jinping is learning to pick up the pieces. (January 8, 2018)
  Microsoft says society needs to talk about AI legislation (January 2, 2018)
  U.S. Department of Transportation announces a new committee focused on automation - autonomous vehicles (January 11, 2017)
  First Look: Fundamentally Understanding the Usability and Realistic Evolution (Future) of Artificial Intelligence Act of 2017(HR 4625 / S2217, 115th Congress)
  While U.S. Workers Fear Automation, Swedish Employees Welcome It
  Trump signs Modernizing Government Technology Act into law (December 12, 2017)
  The U.S. Leads in Artificial Intelligence, but for How Long? Government policies overshadow AI’s biggest gathering.(December 6, 2017)
  Wilson Center: Artificial Intelligence a Policy Oriented Introduction (November 30, 2017)
  US Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, & Competitiveness hearing on The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence (November 30, 2016)
  Two companies are teaming up in an effort to help agencies and their employees about AI. (November 20, 2017)
  The AI Index (2017) is an open, not-for-profit project to track activity and progress in AI. (November 2017)
  Defense Innovation Board Chair: Recommendations Making an Impact (October 25, 2016)
  Medium: The 10 Top Recommendations for the AI Field in 2017 (October 18, 2016)
  China Is Using America’s Own Plan to Dominate the Future of Artificial Intelligence (September 8, 2017)
  The Hill: Lawmakers prepare for forthcoming effects of AI on the economy (June 28, 2017)
  Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has launched the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus for the 115th Congress. (May 24, 2017)
  Defense Innovation Board Makes Interim Recommendations (October 5, 2016)

US AI Policy - Other related sources of policy insight

  Rise of the Machines - Artificial Intelligence and its Growing Impact on U.S. Policy - Chairman Will Hurd and Ranking Member Robin Kelly (September 2018)
  Twitter: Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus AI Caucus @AICaucus
  CSIS: A National Machine Intelligence Strategy for the United States (March 1, 2018)
  AI Now 2017 Report (December 21, 2016)
  HBR: The Obama Administration's Roadmap for AI Policy (December 21, 2016)
  The Whitehouse: Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy (December 20, 2016)
  Executive Office of the President, National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology: PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (October 12, 2016)
  US Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, & Competitiveness hearing on The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence (November 30, 2016)
  Sen. Cruz Chairs First Congressional Hearing on Artificial Intelligence (November 30, 2016)
  Wired Interview: President Obama on artificial intelligence (October 12, 2016)
  Technology and the decline in the U.S. labor share of income - a technological shift toward using capital more (January 15, 2015)
  The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Twitter: NITRD @NITRDgov
  National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Twitter: @usnistgov
  Oversight & Government Reform Twitter: Oversight & Government Reform Committee @GOPoversight

Twitter - US AI Firms - Major Platforms only - Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft

  Amazon Twitter: @Amazon
  Apple Twitter: @Apple
  Facebook Twitter: @fbnewsroom
  Alphabet - Google Twitter: @Google
  Microsoft Twitter: @Microsoft

US AI Policy - Policy Leaders - House of Representatives

  U.S. Representative Will Hurd Twitter: Rep. Will Hurd @HurdOnTheHill
  Representative John K. DelaneyTwitter: Rep. John Delaney @RepJohnDelaney
  Representative Darren Soto Twitter: @RepDarrenSoto
  Congresswoman Robin KellyTwitter: @RepRobinKelly
  Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) Twitter: Congresswoman Elise Stefanik @RepStefanik
  Representative Pete OlsonTwitter: Rep. Pete Olson @RepPeteOlson

US AI Policy - Policy Leaders - Senate

  U.S. Senator Todd Young Twitter: Senator Todd Young @SenToddYoung
  U.S. Senator Maria CantwellTwitter: Sen. Maria Cantwell @SenatorCantwell
  U.S. Senator Ed Markey Twitter: Ed Markey @SenMarkey
  U.S. Senator Brian Schatz - Hawaii Twitter: Brian Schatz @SenBrianSchatz
  U.S. Senator Cory Gardner - Colorado Twitter: Cory Gardnerz @SenCoryGardner