February 11, 2019

Trump to lay out an AI plan

Featuring Elsa B. Kania, and Wendy R. Anderson

Source: Axios

Journalist Kaveh Waddell

In a move aimed squarely at China's swift rise in artificial intelligence, President Trump plans to sign an executive order Monday to strengthen the U.S.'s global position in AI competition.

Why it matters: Two years ago, Beijing launched a mammoth effort to turn China into a global torchbearer for emerging technologies. Trump's new order appears to be the beginnings of an American response — but it's light on details and carries no resources to back it up.

What's happening: White House officials shared a summary of the order on Sunday but haven't yet released a final text.

Between the lines: The American AI Initiative, as the new strategy is named, is unlikely to call out China directly. Administration officials skirted reporters' questions about China during a Sunday press conference.

Read the full article and more in Axios.

  • Elsa B. Kania

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Elsa B. Kania is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her research focuses on Chinese m...

  • Wendy R. Anderson

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Wendy R. Anderson is an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).  She is also the Managing D...