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In 1950, English mathematician Alan Turing asked the question, “Can machines think?” Since then, ethicists, storytellers and technologists have envisioned a future awash in artificial intelligence (AI). This report from the Executive Office of the President of the United States outlines 23 recommendations for government agencies and other institutions that will play a role in the age of AI. getAbstract recommends this selection from the report to anyone interested in the game-changing potential of AI and the role that government will play in its development and regulation.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How artificial intelligence (AI) could affect the US economy;
  • How close society is to “Narrow AI, General AI” and the “singularity”; and
  • What steps the American government suggests for dealing with the future of AI.
 

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The Executive Office of the President, the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology are US government agencies concerned with the development and regulation of artificial intelligence.

 

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From the time of its inception in the 1940s, artificial intelligence (AI) research moved slowly until technological breakthroughs allowed for exponential development in the 1990s. AI has the potential to address some of the world’s most pressing difficulties and improve quality of life for people around...

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