Brief look at national AI strategies

From Venture Beat:

Canada’s Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy is a five-year, $94 million (CAD $125 million) plan to invest in AI research and talent.

The EU Commission has committed to increasing its investment in AI from $565 million (€500 million) in 2017 to $1.69 billion (€1.5 billion) by the end of 2020.

In two policy documents, “A Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan” and “Three-Year Action Plan to Promote the Development of New-Generation Artificial Intelligence Industry,” the Chinese government laid out a roadmap for cultivating an AI industry worth roughly $147 billion by 2030.

In February, US President Trump signed an executive order establishing a program called the American AI Initiative, which codifies several White House proposals made in spring 2018 during an informal summit on AI. Specifically, it tasks federal agencies with devoting additional resources to AI research and training, and it instructs the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and other departments to draft standards guiding the development of “reliable, robust, trustworthy, secure, portable, and interoperable AI systems” and to create AI fellowships and apprenticeships.