Apple, IBM CEOs join Trump's AI advisory board

President Donald Trump appointed Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM President and CEO Ginni Rometty to the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, according to CNBC.

As part of the board, Mr. Cook and Ms. Rometty will work with 25 other appointed members representing a slew of industries, universities and organizations to "develop and implement a strategy to revamp the American workforce to better meet the challenges of the 21st century," the U.S. Department of Commerce described in a statement.

The advisory board is part of a larger initiative to help support the rise of automation without letting artificial intelligence replace jobs. As technology continues to advance, the board will promote education and training, improve relevant labor market data and develop strategies to foster effective private sector investments in AI-focused areas.

"Emerging technologies like AI will change the way every job is done," Ms. Rometty told CNBC. "I look forward to finding new ways for all Americans to participate in this digital era by building the job skills that are already in demand in our economy."

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