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CascadiaPrime Cognition - United States of America AI Policy

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 does not have a AI Policy. It's new anti-immigrant, anti-science, anti- trade policies will steadily erode its AI economic, political and social leadership capacity.

What AI Policy exists is currently running on the institutional inertia of previous administrations and the leadership of some members of Congress.

AI Policy in the US is in a perilous state.

"The Trump Administration’s proposed 2018 budget would cut scientific research by fifteen per cent, or $11.1 billion. That includes a ten-per-cent decrease in the National Science Foundation’s spending on “intelligent systems.” In November, Eric Schmidt, then the chairman of Alphabet, told the Artificial Intelligence & Global Security Summit, in Washington, that reductions in the funding of basic-science research will help China overtake the U.S. in artificial intelligence within a decade. “By 2020, they will have caught up. By 2025, they will be better than us. By 2030, they will dominate the industries of A.I.,” he said. Schmidt, who chairs the Defense Innovation Advisory Board," Source


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

  The Oxford Insights Government AI Readiness ranking

Introduction and Overview

  H.R.4625 - FUTURE of Artificial Intelligence Act of 2017
  S.2217 - FUTURE of Artificial Intelligence Act of 2017
  H.R.4625 - FUTURE of Artificial Intelligence Act of 2017
  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.
  US Congress
  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
  US Congress - Search: Artificial Intelligence
  US Supreme Court
  The President Twitter: @realDonaldTrump
  White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC)

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
  Defense Innovation Advisory Board (October 11, 2017)

Other Key US Institutions

  Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  AI Now Institute - A research institute examining the social implications of artificial intelligence Twitter: @AINowInstitute

US AI Policy News

  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)
  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)
  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

  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)

US AI Policy - Policy Leaders