This news is a recent sign. After being continuously criticized, the White House finally started to deal with the challenges and commitments of AI. Just a year ago, Finance Minister Steven Munuchin stated that he was not worried about robots replacing American workers. This remark was spurned by the scientific and technological community and considered as the representative of the government's ignorance.
Although the United States is often considered a global leader in artificial intelligence, experts warn that the country does not have enough power to maintain its dominance or to manage the dangers of the future. Other countries are more proactive. France announced this year that it will invest 1.8 billion U.S. dollars (1.5 billion euros) in artificial intelligence research by 2022; the United Kingdom is investing hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars in this field and is striving to lead the artificial intelligence field; last year, China announced a The ambitious plan will become the world’s leading artificial intelligence leader by 2030, and many experts believe that this goal is reasonable.
In contrast, the United States has announced that there has been no such coordinated effort and no substantial increase in funds. Since Donald Trump took office in January 2017, there have been some small advances. For example, in September, the White House stated that it would commit to donate at least US$200 million in educational subsidies for STEM subjects. Last month, the FDA approved for the first time the AI system, which can automatically diagnose eye diseases. In addition, the White House also emphasized the management of drones and self-driving cars, indicating that it will do more for companies and cities to freely experiment with this technology.
But one of the main topics it has not yet raised is the impact of automation on the labor market. Although in the United States how many posts may have lost jobs due to automation in recent years, economists say that the focus should be on training new employees.