PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

October 20, 2016

As a contribution toward preparing the United States for a future in which Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a growing role, we survey the current state of AI, it's existing and potential applications and the questions that are raised for society and public policy by progress in AI. We also make recommendations for specific further actions by Federal agencies and other actors. A companion document called the National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan lays out a strategic plan for Federally-funded research and development in AI.

Spotlight

City of Elk Grove

Home to an entrepreneurial spirit and superior quality of life, Elk Grove is a family-oriented community where opportunity is around every corner. The city offers everything from starter homes to ranch estates, and provides a safe, youthful environment where families put down roots. Its population of more than 160,000 residents is diverse in ethnicity, age and income levels. There are approximately 44,000 households in Elk Grove with a median income of more than $82,000.

OTHER WHITEPAPERS
news image

UK Government Digital Transformation Beyond Covid-19

whitePaper | August 8, 2022

Over the last almost two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has catalysed the UK government’s digital transformation. Remarkable transition to remote working, rapid delivery of new digital services, and scaling of existing IT systems to meet increased demand have demonstrated the power of digital and paved the way for building a digitally led public sector. Additionally, predominant digital inefficiencies have become clearer, whilst new citizen and staff expectations have been set. But how do government departments plan to build on and sustain this recent impetus to digital transformation in the coming years?

Read More
news image

A Two-Track Strategy to a Modern Digital Government and Public Sector

whitePaper | May 6, 2021

Government and Public Sector IT leaders are currently faced with the difficult task of balancing the needs of both public servant workers and citizens.

Read More
news image

The Role of Monopoly in America’s Prescription Drug Crisis

whitePaper | December 10, 2019

The Trump administration, members of Congress from both parties, and many states have introduced proposals to combat high drug prices. Too often missing from these reform efforts, however, is a clear understanding of a root cause of the crisis: the suppression of fair market competition through various forms of monopoly. This white paper examines and proposes solutions for the two main ways that monopoly drives up the costs and lowers the quality of prescription drugs: increasing corporate concentration in the pharmaceutical industry, and the monopoly markets for individual drugs created by a deeply flawed and increasingly abused patent and regulatory system.

Read More
news image

The Impact of the Trump Labor Market on Historically Disadvantaged Americans

whitePaper | December 19, 2019

The U.S. labor market is the strongest it has been in the last half century, as shown by economic data across various metrics. This is partly attributable to President Trump’s progrowth economic policies, the results of which are disproportionately benefiting Americans who were previously left behind. The Administration’s policies are boosting labor demand and lowering structural barriers to entering the labor market. This report provides evidence that this labor market has contributed to reduced inequality through an economic boom that is greatly benefiting historically disadvantaged groups. These groups are becoming more and more self-reliant through their economic activity, rather than remaining inactive in the labor market to qualify for means-tested government programs.

Read More
news image

U.S. Trade in Services: Trends and Policy Issues

whitePaper | January 22, 2020

Trade in “services” refers to a wide and growing range of economic activities. These activities include transport, tourism, financial services, use of intellectual property, telecommunications and information services, government services, maintenance, and other professional services from accounting to legal services. Compared to goods, the types and volume of services that can be traded are limited by factors such as the requirement for direct buyer-provider contact, and other unique characteristics such as the reusability of services (e.g., professional consulting) for which traditional value measures do not account. In addition to services as independent exports, manufactured and agricultural products incorporate and depend on services, such as research and development or shipping of intermediate or final goods. As services account for 71% of U.S. employment, U.S. trade in services, both services as exports and as inputs to other exported products, can have a broad impact across the U.S. economy.

Read More
news image

National Cyber-Informed Engineering Strategy

whitePaper | June 15, 2022

In today’s increasingly interconnected world, America’s safety and well-being depend on cybersecurity. That’s why President Biden considers hardening the nation against cyberattacks a top priority for his administration—and one that has only grown in importance as the country embarks on the biggest buildout of critical infrastructure and manufacturing capacity in a generation. Each stage of the clean energy transformation that will bringwith it an opportunity and an imperative to further increase security, reliability, and resilience in American’s energy sector. The Cyber-Informed Engineering (CIE) Strategy shows us how we can seize the opportunity to address these challenges.

Read More

Spotlight

City of Elk Grove

Home to an entrepreneurial spirit and superior quality of life, Elk Grove is a family-oriented community where opportunity is around every corner. The city offers everything from starter homes to ranch estates, and provides a safe, youthful environment where families put down roots. Its population of more than 160,000 residents is diverse in ethnicity, age and income levels. There are approximately 44,000 households in Elk Grove with a median income of more than $82,000.

Events