U.S. President Joe Biden, announced on Friday, Sept 2, the winners of a $1B economic development competition and announced the recipients for projects in areas like clean energy, tech, and AI. 21 winners will receive grants of $25M to $65M.
Additionally, private sector companies and local organizations are investing in The “Build Back Better Regional Challenge” is a program under the $1.9T American Rescue Plan, a stimulus package signed by President Biden in March.
AI projects included: A Georgia Tech Research Corporation coalition awarded $65M for AI efforts across Georgia’s industrial sectors and The Southwestern Pennsylvania New Economy Collaborative will receive $62.7M for projects in robotics and autonomy.
These developments of economic stimulation in AI reinforces the White House’s commitment to AI and if you are not already aware of AI.gov it is an important site which provides a wealth of information – from policy documents and strategies, to applications of AI, to the latest news and updates from the agencies and federal advisory boards helping shape the activities of the National AI Initiative. Created by Congress, the National AI Initiative seeks to sustain U.S. leadership in AI research and development, ensure the United States leads the world in the development and use of trustworthy AI in the public and private sectors, and prepare the present and future U.S. workforce for the integration of AI systems across all sectors of the economy and society.
The Global Alliance for Digital Governance (GADG) was established through a collaboration of the Boston Global Forum and World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid at the Policy Lab on September 7-9, 2021.
Coordinate resources: governments, international organizations, corporations, think tanks, civil society, and influencers for AI and a digital sphere for good, to make these resources more effective, to synthesize and maximize their impact, and to create more implementation-oriented conferences.
Protect fundamental values and standards proposed in Social Contract for the AI Age, in AI International Accord and in the book Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment.