What this bald eagle and neural network depiction have to do with future U.S. AI strategy
“The eagle emerges from the neural network to represent the power and potential of AI to translate data into knowledge, technological breakthroughs, and new capabilities,” a White House statement reads. The NDAA included funding for a number of AI-related initiatives pertaining to national security, including a Select Committee on AI; an initiative to provide data, cloud, and high-performance computing resources to AI researchers; and an annual review of AI budgetary items led by the National AI Initiative Office. For example, White House CTO Michael Kratsios signed the OECD AI ethics principles in Paris in 2019. Parker will serve as founding director of the National AI Initiative Office. The national AI research and development strategy was also revised during the Trump presidency.