The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) submitted its second-quarter recommendations to the President and Congress today. Commissioners deliberated on and approved the recommendations via a virtual, public plenary on Monday, July 20th, 2020. The plenary was held virtually due to the in-person meeting restrictions associated with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The final set of recommendations are available here.
NSCAI Vice Chair Robert Work said, “The Commissioners are all of the same mind that the U.S. government has to organize, resource and train to understand and employ AI-enabled technologies. It will affect our economic competitiveness, it will affect our national security competitiveness, it will improve the lives of our citizens. And we want to do all those things ethically, responsibly and in close partnership with private sector, academia, non-governmental organizations and international partners. And we believe these recommendations will advance all these efforts.”
The Commission reviewed and approved 35 recommendations for both the Executive and Legislative branches. The recommendations fall into six areas: