National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Holds Inaugural Meeting

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, a federally appointed Commission tasked with advising the federal government on artificial intelligence, held its inaugural meeting on March 11 in Washington, DC. The bipartisan Commission was established by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 and is comprised of 15 Commissioners including a Chairman and Vice Chairman.

The Commission will review and advise on the competitiveness of the United States in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other associated technologies, including matters related to national security, defense, public-private partnerships, and investments.

“I’m honored to lead this talented group of Commissioners as we take on this important effort,” said Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the Commission. “I want to thank the Senate and House Armed Services Committees and Senate and House AI Caucuses for their support and look forward to presenting our findings in the future, and particularly Senator Martin Heinrich and Representatives Elise Stefanik and Jerry McNerney, who joined us to discuss Congressional intent and expectations. We have a tremendous opportunity to help our government understand the state of artificial intelligence and offer ideas on how to harness this transformative technology to benefit both our economic and national security interests.”

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