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Trump Prepares Executive Orders to Supercharge 5G, AI

February 07, 2019 / Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

President Donald Trump is preparing a series of executive orders to ramp up 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), and other advanced technologies in the U.S.While Trump briefly alluded to “investments in the cutting-edge industries of the future,” during Tuesday’s State of the Union address, the Wall Street Journal reports that a larger effort is underway. This could include allocating more federal government resources to advance AI and encouraging new private companies to get into the 5G race, the report says, citing administration officials.Trump “will ensure … that the American innovation ecosystem remains the envy of the world for generations to come,” Michael Kratsios, a top White House technology policy aide, said in a statement.