The White House released a much-anticipated document entitled “Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence.” Sent from the Office of the President and the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology (or NSTC), the report is 58 pages of research, documentation, and recommendations on how the United States government plans to respond to artificial intelligence (AI) moving forward.
The report was developed by the NSTC’s Subcommittee on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, “which was chartered in May 2016 to foster interagency coordination, to provide technical and policy advice on topics related to AI, and to monitor the development of AI technologies across industry, the research community, and the Federal Government,” according to the report.
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There are over 34,000 scholarly, peer-reviewed journals in existence today, collectively publishing some 2.5 million articles every year. It’s estimated that a single researcher, depending on their discipline, will read about 270 of them in the same time frame.
Scientists will never keep up. They’re going to miss key insights. They’re drowning in a sea of their own expertise.
Fortunately, the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) tossed them a life preserver. On Friday, AI2 expanded its artificial intelligence-based search engine, Semantic Scholar, to the field of neuroscience. The launch is just another step toward AI2’s long-term vision: bringing man and machine together to advance science and save lives.
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The government has released a report highlighting some of the benefits and challenges that are likely to come about as a result of advances in artificial intelligence being made by companies like Google, DeepMind, and Facebook.
Written by Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Mark Walport and published on Thursday, the report provides an overview of where we’re at with AI before going on to highlight how it has the potential to fuel innovation and improve government services.
The report — titled “Artificial intelligence: opportunities and implications for the future of decision making” — also looks at how government should “manage and mitigate” any negative effects that may be brought about as a result of AI.
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