CNET/ Stephen Shankland and Sean Keane/ February 11, 2019

President Donald Trump on Monday directed federal agencies to improve the nation’s¬†artificial intelligence¬†abilities — and help people whose jobs are displaced by the automation it enables.

“Maintaining American leadership in AI requires a concerted effort to promote advancements in technology and innovation, while protecting American technology, economic and national security, civil liberties, privacy, and American values and enhancing international and industry collaboration with foreign partners and allies,” Trump said in an executive order signed Monday.

The order created the American AI Initiative, which will focus on five areas, according to a statement from the White House.

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