The Computing Community Consortium (CCC), an organization to catalyze and empower the U.S. computing research community, has issued a draft version of its ‘20-year roadmap for AI’. The roadmap demands sustained support from the federal government and lay down a number of steps to make sure the U.S. keeps its position as a nation with some of the most advanced Artificial Intelligence resources globally.
The CCC’s draft version also proposed steps to create an Open AI platform that includes a collection of data sets, knowledge repositories, and libraries available to and made in part by researchers in academia, government, and business; Launch national AI competitions that challenge researchers to solve big problems and push the community to achieve state-of-the-art results; Open national research centers and AI laboratories to support the Open AI platform, competitions, and research fellows; Support the research of self-aware learning — AI that can learn by example. Self-aware learning is listed among three major areas of investment for impact in the future. Research to better understand human intelligence is also needed; Create recruitment programs to identify and attract talented students, as well as people from underrepresented groups in the AI industry, such as women and people of color.
Moreover, the roadmap for AI also supports the lifelong personal assistants’ development to fuel human ability in education, health care, and industry. As the draft noted, lifelong personal assistants will enable an elderly population to live longer independently, AI health coaches will provide advice for lifestyle choices, customized AI tutors will broaden educational opportunities, and AI scientific assistants will dramatically accelerate the pace of discovery. With this effort, organizers considered that it could foster worldwide personalized education, stimulate scientific discovery, and drive business innovation.