The plan, called the American AI Initiative, comes after China and other countries have pledged big investments to advance and apply AI technology in fields ranging from warfighting to health care.
As The New York Times reported on Monday, "the order does not set aside funds for A.I. research and development, and the administration provided few details on how it will put its new policies into effect".
President Donald Trump waves after arriving on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. The administration says it's up to Congress to appropriate money.
Though there's no specific budget behind the "American Artificial Intelligence Initiative", the president wants government agencies to invest in research, promotion, and training to help workers prepare for the era of AI.
Establish standards: It will direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create standards that foster the development of "reliable, robust, trustworthy, secure, portable, and interoperable AI systems".
Instead, the White House hopes to provide leadership for private industry to take the initiative in developing artificial intelligence.
One critic says the plan doesn't do enough to address potential displacement of US workers in the coming years.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday created to beef up how the US approaches artificial intelligence.
Resource availability: AI researchers should have access to federal data, algorithms and computer processing.
American workers are also part of the AI initiative, which will equip them with apprenticeships, fellowships, and programs in the AI industry.
"This initiative will devote the full resources of the federal government to develop AI", a senior administration official told reporters Sunday, according to The Hill.