Obama-era tech advisors list potential challenges for the White House’s AI principles

venture beat | January 12, 2020

Former Obama administration advisors say the White House regulatory AI principles announced this week are a good start in many ways, but they’re incorrect in their oversimplified mandate to avoid overregulation of private business use, and that the Trump administration could face an uphill battle in its appeal to the rest of the world. Though the Trump administration has developed a reputation for blaming the Obama administration when things go wrong or trying to erase Obama-era policy, on artificial intelligence policy, at times the Trump administration has remained strikingly similar to its predecessor. This was evident in the AI research and development strategy plan for federal agencies released in summer 2019. In some instances, like with White House deputy CTO and assistant director of AI at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)  Dr. Lynne Parker who also served in the Obama administration, the same people drive White House AI policy.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) — sensor technologies that enable physical objects to collect and communicate data through the Internet in real time — is one of the latest technology advances taking hold in many industries. Cisco estimates that worldwide IoT applications will yield more than $19 trillion in value by 2022, $4.6 trillion of which will be in the public sector. The current proliferation of IoT applications is fueled by a convergence of factors such as ubiquitous connectivity and the decreasing cost and improved performance of sensors and analytics. These technology trends are coupled with increased customer demand for more data on the products and services they purchase. The flow of information is becoming increasingly critical to the flow of things. Interconnecting its vast and rich infrastructure could provide the U.S. Postal Service the opportunity to develop a beneficial Internet of Postal Things (IoPT). This paper, developed in conjunction with IBM, explores this idea. In particular, it examines the implications of IoT for the Postal Service, identifies an initial set of possible IoPT applications that the Postal Service could develop, and outlines a strategic framework for effective IoPT implementation.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) — sensor technologies that enable physical objects to collect and communicate data through the Internet in real time — is one of the latest technology advances taking hold in many industries. Cisco estimates that worldwide IoT applications will yield more than $19 trillion in value by 2022, $4.6 trillion of which will be in the public sector. The current proliferation of IoT applications is fueled by a convergence of factors such as ubiquitous connectivity and the decreasing cost and improved performance of sensors and analytics. These technology trends are coupled with increased customer demand for more data on the products and services they purchase. The flow of information is becoming increasingly critical to the flow of things. Interconnecting its vast and rich infrastructure could provide the U.S. Postal Service the opportunity to develop a beneficial Internet of Postal Things (IoPT). This paper, developed in conjunction with IBM, explores this idea. In particular, it examines the implications of IoT for the Postal Service, identifies an initial set of possible IoPT applications that the Postal Service could develop, and outlines a strategic framework for effective IoPT implementation.

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