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White House Wants Transparency in Healthcare Artificial Intelligence

Respondents also argued for fairness, ethics, accountability, and transparency inAI systems, as well as curated and accessible datasets, workforce implications, and public-private partnerships in AI research and development.

Noting the rapid rise of privately funded AI R&D projects and the rapid adoption of AI by industry, respondents also advocated increased federal government engagement with the private sector.

Increased computing power, the availability of large datasets and streaming data, and algorithmic advances in machine learning (ML) have made it possible for AI development to create new sectors of the economy and revitalize industries,”

“AI technologies are critical for addressing a range of long-term challenges, such as constructing advanced healthcare systems, a robust intelligent transportation system, and resilient energy and telecommunication networks,”

White House Releases National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan: 2019 Update

leverage industry expertise to accelerate the transition of open and published research results into viable products and services in the marketplace for economic growth;

The National Science Foundation (NSF), for example, is working to expand and foster partnerships that leverage resources such as expertise, data, and tools to capitalize on the full potential of AI to strengthen the U.S. economy, advance job growth and enhance national security.

They have recently formed industry partnerships to address key scientific challenges in AI, such as a partnership with Amazon to support research focused on fairness in AI, with a goal of contributing to trustworthy AI systems that are readily accepted and deployed to tackle grand challenges facing society.

NSF is also serving as a convening force to bring together diverse stakeholders in the field, as when NSF brought together the government, industry and non-profit sectors last month to assess the current and future state of AI.

White House Updates National Artificial IntelligenceStrategy

Three years after the release of the initial National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan, the Trump administration issued an updateFriday, bringing forward the original seven focus areas and adding an eighth: public-private partnerships.

“The federal government must therefore continually reevaluate its priorities for AI R&D investments to ensure that investments continue to advance the cutting edge of the field and are not duplicative of industry investments.” The original strategic plan was issued by the Obama administration in 2016, with President Trump calling for an update through a February 2019 executive order.

The updated plan also modernizes the prior seven focus areas: The high-level focus for each of those areas remains the same, officials told Nextgov, though the strategy has been updated to reflect how the research landscape has changed and what progress federal agencies have made in those areas—highlighted in grey boxes throughout the document.

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