White House Touts a Year of AI Initiatives in Roundup Report

White House | February 26, 2020

One year into the administration’s big push to fuel development of artificial intelligence technologies and boost adoption within government, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a roundup highlighting early achievements. The report released Wednesday touches on several AI-focused initiatives spearheaded by the administration, most of which center on helping with private sector research and development efforts. Some of the biggest efforts include publishing a set of AI regulatory principles, increasing AI R&D funding in the 2021 budget request, promoting STEM education and training programs and working with international partners. But the report also details how AI technologies are being used within government to improve services and other mission areas. The final section of the report gets into how federal agencies are embracing “trustworthy AI for government services and missions.”

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Polk's From Poverty to Promise: A Simulation event on February 24, 2016, was designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. It is a simulation, not a game. The object is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by people living in a limited resource situation. This experience may not always reflect the lives of these families nor is it comprehensive, but a glimpse into some of the real life issues faced. The goal of this one-day event is to understand poverty in Polk County and stimulate a cohesive and unified approach to alleviate poverty-related issues; for example, connecting city planners to healthcare professionals, or social service agencies with businesses. The planning group for this event consists of members from the United Way of Central Florida, Polk Vision, Florida Department of Health in Polk County, Board of County Commissioners Indigent Health Care Division, Board of County Commissioners Social Services Division, Heartland for Children, Healthy Start Coalition, Central Florida Health Care, and UF/IFAS Extension Polk County.

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Polk's From Poverty to Promise: A Simulation event on February 24, 2016, was designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. It is a simulation, not a game. The object is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by people living in a limited resource situation. This experience may not always reflect the lives of these families nor is it comprehensive, but a glimpse into some of the real life issues faced. The goal of this one-day event is to understand poverty in Polk County and stimulate a cohesive and unified approach to alleviate poverty-related issues; for example, connecting city planners to healthcare professionals, or social service agencies with businesses. The planning group for this event consists of members from the United Way of Central Florida, Polk Vision, Florida Department of Health in Polk County, Board of County Commissioners Indigent Health Care Division, Board of County Commissioners Social Services Division, Heartland for Children, Healthy Start Coalition, Central Florida Health Care, and UF/IFAS Extension Polk County.

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