Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence (Executive Order)

Policy Details

Policy Details

Last Action
Published to the Federal Register.
Date of Last Action
Feb 11 2019
Date Introduced
Feb 11 2019
Publication Date
Feb 19 2019
Date Made Public
Feb 11 2019

SciPol Summary

On February 11, 2019, the Executive Office of the President published Executive Order 13859, “Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence.” In the ten sections of this Artificial Intelligence (AI) focused Executive Order, the President outlines his “American AI Initiative”, and associated policies, principles, and objectives for sustaining and enhancing what it identifies as the United States’ scientific, technological, and economic leadership in Artificial Intelligence research, development, and deployment. Also included in the Executive Order are the President’s consideration of federal data and computing standards, regulation of artificial intelligence, its impacts on the American Workforce, and protection of federal and private intellectual property. 

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