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The Trump Administration Wants to Regulate Artificial Intelligence

January 09, 2020 / Courtney Linder

To prevent the United States from falling behind competitor nations like China, when it comes to the development of artificial intelligence-based technologies, the Trump administration has proposed vague regulatory guidelines that would limit potentially innovation-stifling governmental "overreach." The news comes amid the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the largest annual trade show for the technology industry. That makes sense, given that each year, CES includes a slew of vendors that demonstrate AI-based tech. In a blog posted to the White House website and shared as a Bloomberg op-ed, Michael Kratsios, chief technology officer of the U.S., wrote that it's a "false choice" to have to choose between moral values and advancing emerging AI technology. As part of the Trump Administration’s national AI strategy—the American AI Initiative—the White House is today proposing a first-of-its-kind set of regulatory principles to govern AI...