Heinrich, Portman, Schatz Propose National Strategy For Artificial Intelligence; Call For $2.2 Billion Investment In Education, Research & Development (Martin Heinrich)
I wrote here about Congressional efforts to figure out the U.S. artificial intelligence direction. That effort plus this bill by a group of senators helps move us closer to the U.S. having an AI strategy. That said, $2.2B is not nearly enough investment. Just consider salaries for AI researchers – Google’s Deepmind lab paid $138M in salaries to 400 employees back in 2016.
IDC: Asia-Pacific spending on AI systems will reach $5.5 billion this year, up 80% from 2018 (TechCrunch)
This shows what the US is up against when it comes to investing in AI research and development.
Artificial intelligence becomes life-long learner with new framework (Science Daily)
As the son of a Wolfpack alumna, I had to include this. Further, as one with a long memory, I don’t know how I feel about AI software getting back at remembering previous tasks.