What this bald eagle and neural network depiction have to do with future U.S. AI strategy

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) today announced the launch of the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office, an organization that will coordinate and oversee national AI policy initiatives for the United States government.

“The Office is charged with overseeing and implementing the United States national AI strategy and will serve as the central hub for federal coordination and collaboration in AI research and policymaking across the government, as well as with private sector, academia, and other stakeholders,” according to a White House statement.

The news comes with roughly one week left in the Trump presidency, and follows the president inciting a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week in which five people were killed. If the president doesn’t resign by tomorrow, House leader Nancy Pelosi said articles of impeachment will formally introduced.

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