President Donald Trump will push AI with an executive order Monday, several outlets reported.
Redirect funding: The order will direct federal funding agencies to prioritize investments in artificial intelligence.
The order calls for making federal data and computing resources more accessible to researchers, and for federal government agencies to use fellowships and training programs to prepare workers to operate in positions that utilize artificial intelligence.
Establish standards: It will direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create standards that foster the development of "reliable, robust, trustworthy, secure, portable, and interoperable AI systems".
Worldwide links: The US will collaborate on AI with other nations, but ensure that it develops in a way that works with American "values and interests".
The initiative outlines "bold, decisive actions to ensure that AI continues to be fueled by American ingenuity, reflects American values and is applied for the benefit of the American people", the official said.
There was no specific funding announced for the initiative, the administration official said on a conference call, adding that it called for better reporting and tracking of spending on AI-related research and development.
Aimed at bolstering American leadership in AI, the initiative features a "multi-pronged approach" that is categorized into five key pillars: research and development, AI infrastructure, AI governance, workforce and worldwide engagement. Eighteen other countries have beaten America to the punch in that regard.