On May 23, 2023, the White House announced that it took the following steps to further advance responsible Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) practices in the U.S.:
- the Office of Science and Technology Policy (“OSTP”) released an updated strategic plan that focuses on federal investments in AI research and development (“R&D”);
- OSTP issued a new request for information (“RFI”) on critical AI issues; and
- the Department of Education issued a new report on risks and opportunities related to AI in education.
These announcements build on other recent actions by the Administration in connection with AI, such as the announcement earlier this month regarding new National Science Foundation funding for AI research institutions and meetings with AI providers.
This post briefly summarizes the actions taken in the White House’s most recent announcement.
Updated OSTP Strategic Plan
The updated OSTP strategic plan defines major research challenges in AI to coordinate and focus federal R&D investments. The plan aims to ensure continued U.S. leadership in the development and use of trustworthy AI systems, prepare the current and future U.S. workforce for the integration of AI systems across all sectors, and coordinate ongoing AI activities across agencies.
The plan as updated identifies nine strategies:
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