Investment in artificial intelligence (AI)

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order asking federal government agencies to dedicate more resources and investment into research, promotion and training on artificial intelligence (AI).

Under the American AI Initiative, the administration is directing agencies to prioritize AI investments in research and development, increase access to federal data and models for that research and prepare workers to adapt to the era of AI.

The White House said investment in AI is “critical to creating the industries of the future, like autonomous cars, industrial robots, algorithms for disease diagnosis, and more.”

A 2018 study from PwC said 30 percent of jobs are at risk of automation by the mid-2030s, including 44 percent of workers with low education. At the same time, the study found automation could boost global gross domestic product by $15 trillion by 2030.

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