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."
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.