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White House updates national artificial intelligence strategy

Three years after the release of the initial National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan, the Trump administration issued an update, bringing forward the original seven focus areas and adding an eighth: public-private partnerships. "The landscape for AI R&D is becoming increasingly complex due to the significant investments being made by industry, academia and non-profit organizations, and AI advancements are progressing rapidly," Michael Kratsios, deputy U.S. chief technology officer, said in a call with reporters ahead of the release. "The federal government must therefore continually reevaluate its priorities for AI R&D investments to ensure that investments continue to advance the cutting edge of the field and are not duplicative of industry investments."