Accelerating AI: Managing the Machines


Last month the US government announced the creation of the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force. The new entity is the Biden administration’s reaction to the perceived lack of world-leading expertise in developing AI systems.

Often seen as the new arms race, Eric Lander, Science Advisor to the President and OSTP (Office of Science and Technology Policy) Director, stated: “America’s economic prosperity hinges on foundational investments in our technological leadership. The National AI Research Resource will expand access to the resources and tools that fuel AI research and development, opening opportunities for bright minds from across America to pursue the next breakthroughs in science and technology.”

In the UK, an AI development roadmap has existed since the beginning of this year. The report makes a bold claim that by 2030, AI could deliver a 10% increase in GDP if this technology is developed and then harnessed…

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