SIIA Says AI Executive Order is a Positive Step Towards a Comprehensive National AI Strategy


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SIIA Says AI Executive Order is a Positive Step Towards a Comprehensive National AI Strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 11, 2019) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal association for the software and digital content industries, today said that President Trump’s executive order on promoting AI is a positive step towards a comprehensive national AI strategy.

SIIA Senior VP for Public Policy, Mark MacCarthy, issued the following statement:

“The White House announcement today is a good step toward a national strategy for AI.  We especially praise the White House’s emphasis on open data, which requires maintaining incentives for private sector developed data in government data sets.  SIIA strongly supports the focus on oversight of AI as used in context rather than generic regulations.”


About SIIA:
SIIA is an umbrella association that represents constituencies from technology, data and media companies. Through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations, SIIA provides a network of resources for its 800+ member companies that drive innovation and growth. For more information, visit 
www.siia.net.

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