The United States is at the precipice of a defining moment in history.
Throughout the past 5 years, progress in artificial intelligence (AI) has greatly accelerated. From the defeat of Go champion Lee Sedol by DeepMind’s AlphaGo program to the first deployments of fully autonomous vehicles on public roads, recent events are challenging us to re-evaluate what may soon be possible for computerized systems.
AI systems have already begun to quietly pervade a growing share of businesses, governments, and individual lives around the world, and we're only just beginning to grasp the impacts that this technological revolution will have on our economy, society, and national security.
In our paper, we outline the key elements of a comprehensive national strategy for the United States to promote the safe and responsible development of AI and to maintain U.S. leadership in AI technology. AI will transform both economic and strategic power around the world, and leadership in AI technology will be essential to securing our future.