President Trump has signed an executive order aimed at boosting U.S. artificial intelligence. The American AI Initiative is seen as an effort to keep the U.S. ahead of China in high tech development. The presidential directive orders federal agencies to devote resources toward the research and development of artificial intelligence. The measure aims to harness AI technology's potential to be beneficial to humanity and quality of life across all disciplinary platforms such as medicine, government, manufacturing and more. Part of the executive order also calls for U.S. AI development and deployment not to violate essential human values. AI technology involves software designed to be at the service of, mimic, mirror and potentially advance beyond human intelligence.