Apple, IBM mains join White House board on workforce automation

Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty will be among the organization officials will’s identity joining a Trump administration advisory board set to manage the impacts of artificial intelligence and automation on the workforce. As indicated by Reuters, the board will be co-led by Ivanka Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Board individuals will serve until 2020.

The board – which likewise incorporates officials from organizations including Walmart, Home Depot, Visa, Siemens USA and Lockheed Martin – was made by an official request marked by President Trump in July 2018. The request expressed that “for too long, our country’s education and job training programs have prepared Americans for the economy of the past.” Members of the board will work with the National Council for the American Worker to create methodologies on the best way to enhance the American workforce and position laborers to manage an evolving economy.

This isn’t the Trump organization’s first endeavor at a board this way. The President dissolved the American Manufacturing Council and the Strategic and Policy Forum after various officials quit. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk were among the organization heads to escape from the original advisory boards.