President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order aimed at boosting artificial intelligence research and development in the United States.

The order sets up the American AI Initiative, which instructs federal agencies to move projects involving artificial intelligence to the top of their priority lists.

According to, no funding is proposed in the order, but the initiative directs federal agencies to focus on five areas:

Federal agencies are being asked to prioritize AI projects.

Some agencies, like the Department of Defense and DARPA already have started doing that.

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