National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan 2023 Update
23 May 2023
This document includes relevant text from the 2016 and 2019 national AI R&D strategic plans, along with updates prepared in 2023 based on Administration and interagency evaluation of the National AI R&D Strategic Plan: 2019 Update as well as community responses to a Request for Information on updating the Plan. The 2019 strategies were broadly determined to be valid going forward. The 2023 update adds a new Strategy 9, which establishes a principled and coordinated approach to international collaboration in AI research. Artificial intelligence (AI)1 is one of the most powerful technologies of our time. In order to seize the opportunities that AI presents, the Nation must first work to manage its risks. The federal government plays a critical role in this effort, including through smart investments in research and development (R&D) that promote responsible innovation and advance solutions to the challenges that other sectors will not address on their own. This includes R&D to leverage AI to tackle large societal challenges and develop new approaches to mitigate AI risks. The federal government must place people and communities at the center by investing in responsible R&D that serves the public good, protects people’s rights and safety, and advances democratic values. This update to the National AI R&D Strategic Plan is a roadmap for driving progress toward that goal.