White House says it will release government data to fuel AI research

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President Donald Trump's top tech advisor said on Tuesday during an MIT robotics and AI conference panel that the US government will disclose any federal data that could further AI research.

"Anything we can do to figure that out, we will work very hard on," said Michael Kratsios, Trump's chief technology advisor, who holds the highest-ranking tech position in the administration, because Trump has yet to appoint an Office of Science and Technology head.

The announcement was surprising, mostly because AI and tech have been regarded with caution by the administration, especially with Trump's outspoken rhetoric about the dangers of automation due to the job elimination potential. Read more...

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